Mobley shares new single & video + EP announce & pre-order + US Fall tour

Mobley shares new single & video + EP announce & pre-order + US Fall tour

Multi-talented songsmith, record producer, filmmaker, writer, advocate, and one-man tour de force Mobley has released his brand-new single and video “stay volk” alongside the announcement of his forthcoming EP, Cry Havoc!, out September 23 via Last Gang Records. PRESS HERE to pre-order the collection of songs that are as captivating as they are catchy and serve as a thrilling introduction to a new sonic and narrative world created by the innovative artist.

The official video for “stay volk” was directed, produced and edited by Mobley himself, and finds the artist playing a character whose head has been replaced by an actual, functioning rabbit-ear television. Gracefully leaping and gliding across the floor of a rundown warehouse, his face warps and glitches on the TV screen, hinting at the sci-fi direction the Cry Havoc! EP will take. PRESS HERE to watch and to listen. Always making infectious art rock with a deeper meaning, “stay volk” is a play on “stay woke” and the idea of herrenvolk democracy: a system of colonial government in which only a specific ethnic group participates in government, while other groups are disenfranchised. Mobley drew inspiration from the 2017 Charlottesville riots, and the video is a metaphor, exploring the tension between one's authentic self and the performance that is often required by society.

“For the video, I wanted to explore the lyrical themes while also keeping sight of how fun and danceable the music is,” said Mobley. “In crafting the choreography and the visuals, I wanted to merge mid-century aesthetics (inspired by Cab Calloway and Golden-age movie musicals) with a sci-fi, post-apocalyptic setting. All of it ties back into the larger story I’m telling with my forthcoming EP.”

More steeped in narrative than any of Mobley’s previous work, all seven tracks on Cry Havoc! are from the point of view of Jacob Creedmoor, an ordinary man who becomes radicalized into a Robin Hood-esque figure over the course of the EP. We hear the beginnings of this in the aptly titled

This EP is the latest project in a career that has already spanned multiple artistic mediums. Recently, Mobley composed the theme music for Webby and Anthem Award-winning SiriusXM & Smithsonian podcast All Music Is Black Music, hosted by Selema Masekela and featuring guests Kelly Rowland, Ne-Yo, St. Vincent, and many more. On June 30, Mobley performed his original score at the first-ever live taping of the podcast at The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, during the SiriusXM and NMAAHC event honoring Black Music Appreciation Month. Other special guests included 2022 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and GRAMMY® Award winning producers and songwriters Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.

Known as a charismatic frontman with kinetic live shows, Mobley will join The Front Bottoms and The Joy Formidable on tour this fall. The series of dates kicks off September 14 in New York, and fans can catch his mesmerizing one-man-show in Denver, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Baltimore and more until late October. The artist has also announced a special hometown EP release show in Austin on November 5. Special ticket packages and bundles are available now - PRESS HERE for more information. Full routing can be found below, and stay tuned for more updates and announcements in the coming weeks!


with The Front Bottoms & The Joy Formidable

September 14 – Wantagh, New York - Mulcahy’s

September 15 – Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania -Sherman Theater

September 16 – Columbus, Ohio – Kemba Live

September 18 – Grand Rapids, Michigan – 20 Monroe

September 20 - Fort Wayne, Indiana – Piere’s

September 21 – Chattanooga, Tennessee – The Signal

September 22 – Little Rock, Arkansas – The Hall

September 23 – Tulsa, Oklahoma – Cain’s Ballroom

September 25 – Boulder, Colorado – Boulder Theater

September 26 – Denver, Colorado – Summit Music Hall

September 27 – Salt Lake City, Utah – Union Event Center

September 28 – Boise, Idaho – Knitting Factory

September 30 – Spokane, Washington – Knitting Factory

October 1 – Tacoma, Washington - Temple Theater

October 3 – Reno, Nevada - Cargo

October 4 – Santa Cruz, California - Catalyst

October 6 – Los Angeles, California – Hollywood Forever Cemetery

October 7 – Riverside, California - Riverside Music Hall

October 9 – Ventura, California - Majestic Theater

October 11 – Tucson, Arizona – Rialto

October 12 – Albuquerque, New Mexico – El Rey Theater

October 14 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater

October 17 – New Orleans, Louisiana – HOB NOLA

October 18 – Birmingham, Alabama – Iron City

October 19 – Charlotte, North Carolina – Fillmore

October 20 – Baltimore, Maryland – Ram’s Head Live

November 5 – Austin, TX – 3Ten @ ACL Live