Unknown Mortal Orchestra have shared a new single called ‘That Life’. The track arrives with an accompanying music video directed by Lydia Fine and Tony Blahd, which features a dancing blue puppet created by puppeteer and fabricator Laura Manns (The Muppets and Sesame Street). Check it out below.
“I saw this painting by Hieronymus Bosch called The Garden of Earthly Delights and in the painting there was a mixture of crazy stuff going on, representing heaven, earth, and hell,” frontman Ruban Nielson explained in a press release. “When I was writing this song, That Life, I was imaging the same kind of ‘Where’s Waldo’ (or ‘Where’s Wally’ as we call it in New Zealand, Australia, and the UK) of contrasting scenes and multiple characters all engaged in that same perverse mixture of luxury, reverie, damnation, in the landscape of America. Somewhere on holiday under a vengeful sun.”
Earlier this summer, Unknown Mortal Orchestra shared ‘Weekend Run’, their first proper single since releasing 2018’s Sex & Food.