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"Shot in the Back of the Head
" is a song by American electronica
Electronica includes a wide range of contemporary electronic music designed for a wide range of uses, including foreground listening, some forms of dancing, and background music for other activities; however, unlike electronic dance music, it is not specifically made for dancing...
Richard Melville Hall , better known by his stage name Moby, is an American musician, DJ, and photographer. He is known mainly for his sample-based electronic music and his outspoken liberal political views, including his support of veganism and animal rights.Moby gained attention in the early...
, released as the first single from his ninth studio album, Wait for Me
Wait for Me is the ninth studio album by American electronica musician Moby, released on June 29, 2009. Moby announced the title, track listing, and release date of the album on his website on April 14, 2009....
(2009). It was released as a free download on his website on April 15, 2009. The song features heavy synthsizer use and a repeating drum pattern. The song received generally positive reviews.
The music video for the song, directed by David Lynch
David Keith Lynch is an American filmmaker, television director, visual artist, musician and occasional actor. Known for his surrealist films, he has developed his own unique cinematic style, which has been dubbed "Lynchian", and which is characterized by its dream imagery and meticulous sound...
, was released on April 14, 2009 on Pitchfork.tv. The video contains crude drawings of various objects and landscapes, such as cityscapes and factories. The music video's plot follows a man, whose lover is a woman's head. An unknown person shoots the man in the back of the head, murdering him. The woman's head jumps on the killer and murders him. The video concludes with drawings of the night sky as the video fades to black.