Moby Rich have debuted the video for their addictive single “Sabotage,” premiering exclusively on Billboard today (May 16).
The duo — comprised of Maxwell Joseph and Connor Pledger — met by chance at an open mic night in Los Angeles a few years back, quickly forming a dynamic friendship and songwriting partnership that blossomed into the group.
“Sabotage” is the first song to be released off the pair’s second EP, slated to drop in June. The alt-pop anthem is described as an “ode to fucking up royally,” a theme that Joseph and Pledger admit to resonating with all too well.
“We wrote ‘Sabotage’ because it’s fucking true. We constantly mess things up for ourselves — fear turned fate, even. Life is already difficult just trying to cope, then we allow ourselves the room to fuck it up even more,” Pledger tells Billboard.
“Self-sabotaging is a universal thing that everybody goes through in their own way,” Joseph adds. “We feel like it’s been such a defining thing in our own lives that writing about it came so naturally.”
In the song’s music video, the pair are seated in a car clouded by fog, with Pledger behind the wheel and Joseph in the passenger seat. The two embark on what appears to be the ride of a lifetime, jolting back and forth as flying debris — in the form of traffic cones, flowers, $100 bills and at one point, a live person — crash into their windshield.
“Making the ‘Sabotage’ video was nuts,” the duo tells Billboard. “Our friend Scottie Cameron who directed the video was able to somehow get us up into a car hanging 15 feet off the ground and then proceed to throw all sorts of objects including a human at us. What else needs to be said?”
Get a first look at the “Sabotage” video below.