Unknown Mortal Orchestra are on the verge of releasing one of the most anticipated records of the year, “Multi-Love”, but before that, latest single, ‘Can’t Keep Checking My Phone’ has just dropped.
Beats, claps, sax, and shimmering guitar, a song that could feel at home on a Gorgio Moroder record.
Nielson had this to say of the song:
Cant Keep Checking My Phone’ is about missing somebody and that point where you refuse to accept online “connectivity” as a substitute for being with someone IRL. When someone you love turns into text and ideas delivered through a device, at some point they’re competing with real things like the aurora borealis, which is another thing that only really makes sense in the flesh. I also read somewhere that the universe might be holographic, and in that case maybe the distance between us is just an illusion. So do you fall in love with the idea of someone? Or the chemicals they give off in person? Either way, I’ve got to get off my phone.”
“Multi-Love”, out 26 May 2015 on Jagjaguwar.