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Unknown Mortal Orchestra release new cut "That Life"

04 August 2021, 10:28 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Unknown Mortal Orchestra have unveiled their second single of 2021, "That Life".

After returning in June with "Weekend Run", Unknown Mortal Orchestra have delivered a second single titled "That Life", which is teamed with a Lydia Fine and Tony Blahd-directed video featuring a puppet and set created by The Muppets and Sesame Street's Laura Manns.

Lead singer Ruban Nielson says of the song, "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."

They're yet to follow up 2018's IC-01 and Sex & Food albums.

Over the past couple of years Unknown Mortal Orchestra have also collaborated with the likes of Aminé, Gorillaz and Free Nationals, as well as remixing Westerman's "Drawbridge" and Soccer Mommy's "circle the drain". Last week they remixed Arlo Parks' "Too Good".

Unknown Mortal Orchestra's "That Life" single is out now on Jagjaguwar.
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