By Mandi Kimes
With a bolstered sound that incorporates funk-infused synths and emotionally charged lyrics, Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s third album, Multi-Love, is their strongest to date. Now, the band is proud to share a brand new video for the track “Ur Life One Night”, featuring a vast and kaleidoscopic collection of stories, colors, and visual effects. Director Manoj Leonel Jahson sought out inspiration in Traditional Asian Art through the incorporation of Mughai-era miniature paintings and more.
"When we first spoke with UMO, the idea of creating something abstract yet fun, for their single 'Ur Life, One Night' sounded very exciting," explains Jahson. "I am deeply inspired by the quirky Indian magical-realism from our mythology and wanted to create something rooted but still visually appealing. The music lent a dream-like quality and the lyric pushed us to the motif of the Goddess being pursued, yet always being out of reach.”
After being praised as a standout performance at Bonnaroo and touring all through May and June, have UMO return to the road with performances across the U.S. and Europe. Upcoming tour dates include a stops at Austin City Limits, Outside Lands, FYF festivals, and Phoenix this weekend at Crescent Ballroom. Multi-Love is out now via Jagjaguwar.