Unknown Mortal Orchestra's music has been described as having "a radio-ready earworm of a chorus, a subtle nod to disco in its groove and an idiosyncratic bridge that could only belong to Ruban Nielson." Their latest track, That Life, certainly fits the bill; and with a fun video to boot. Watch and listen here:
Speaking on the evolution of the song, Ruban Nielson says: "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. 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."
In case you missed it, UMO released another new song recently too. Check out Weekend Run here.