Today, psych-pop luminaries Unknown Mortal Orchestra share “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone”, the latest single from one of the most anticipated records of the year, ‘Multi-Love’, out Friday 22nd May 2015 on Jagjaguwar through Inertia.
“Can’t Keep Checking My Phone” is perhaps one of the most surprising songs on the band’s third full length album. Featuring four-on-the-floor beats, handclaps and acrobatic bass-lines, it is a song that could feel at home on a Georgio Moroder record, and further highlights Ruban Nielson’s refinement as a vocalist. It’s the most dance floor-ready song Unknown Mortal Orchestra has made to date. The new single follows the huge success of title track “Multi Love,” which was praised by Pitchfork as, “their most complex display of craftsmanship yet”.
Nielson had this to say of the song:
“’Can’t 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’ is out Friday 22nd of May, 2015 on Jagjaguwar through Inertia