Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Ruban Nielson’s brainchild, has shared their second single of the summer. “That Life” is a follow up to the previously released “Weekend Run”, their first official release since 2018.
The chilled-out summer jam arrived alongside a music video directed by Lydia Fine and Tony Blahd. The clip stars a blue puppet created by puppeteer and fabricator Laura Manns (The Muppets). Watch the little blue guy as he dances until things start going strange.
Watch the music video for “That Life” below.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Ruban Nielson discussed how “That Life” came to be in a press release:
“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.”
Meanwhile, just last week UMO shared a mellow remix of Arlo Parks’ “Too Good”. Prior to their recent releases, UMO shared an entirely instrumental LP in 2018 called IC-O1 Hanoi.