By: Samantha Eddy
Recently, Unknown Mortal Orchestra have released a brand new single titled ‘That Life’. A supporting music video directed by Lydia Fine and Tony Blahd follows. The music video also features a dancing blue puppet created by Laura Manns, a puppeteer and fabricator who also did work for The Muppets and Sesame Street.
Ruban Nielson of Unknown Mortal Orchestra stated 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.”
Be sure to check out the music video below!