Hi everyone! Lisa here, with today’s music video of the day!
Ironically, when Moby first recorded Porcelain, he felt that it was such a weak song that he didn’t even want to release it. According to an interview that he gave to Billboard, the song was inspired by a real-life relationship, one that did not end well. Perhaps the subject matter was too personal for him to hear the song objectively but Moby had to literally be talked into including Porcelain on Play.
Of course, it went on to become one of his signature songs, perhaps the song for which he will always be remembered.
How many movies and advertisements have featured Porcelain? I’ve lost track. Danny Boyle made good use of it in The Beach. I remember I once even heard it playing in the background of a commercial for a local jewelry store.
As for the video, it’s simple but effective. It was directed by Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund, who directed his first video in 1988 and is still directing them today.