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Watch: Unknown Mortal Orchestra - “Ur Life One Night” Video

Multi-Love Out Now via Jagjaguwar

Jul 29, 2015 Unknown Mortal Orchestra
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Unknown Mortal Orchestra have shared a video for “Ur Life One Night,” a song found on the New Zealand band’s excellent recent album Multi-Love (out now via Jagjaguwar). Manoj Leonel Jahson directed the video, which is inspired by traditional Asian art and about two mortal men vying for the same goddess. Watch it below via Rolling Stone, who premiered it.

“I was really obsessed with working with a director in India because it seemed crazy that they have the biggest film industry in the world and yet I’d never made a video there,” Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s main creative force Ruban Nielson told Rolling Stone about the video. “I feel really privileged to have connected with Manoj and to have this video.”

Rolling Stone also spoke to Jahson about the inspiration behind the video. “When we first spoke with UMO, the idea of creating something abstract yet fun, for their single ‘Ur Life One Night’ sounded very exciting. I am deeply inspired by the quirky Indian magical-realism from our mythology and wanted to create something rooted, but still visually appealing,” the director said. “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…. The visual language naturally led to borrowing heavily from traditional Asian art including miniature paintings from the Mughal period to create multiple dreams-capes and ended up being a sexually charged riot with a fair dose of humor and symbolism.”

Watch the video below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates. Also read our recent interview with Unknown Mortal Orchestra about Multi-Love.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Tour Dates:

July 29 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
July 31 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
August 1 Santa Fe, NM - Santa Fe Reporter Block Party
August 2 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
August 3 Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
August 5 San Diego, CA - The Casbah
August 6 Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy
August 8 San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands
August 23 Los Angeles, CA - LA Sports Arena & Exposition Park
September 8 Helsinki, Finland - Tavastia
September 10 Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Strand
September 11 Gothenburg, Sweden - Pustervik
September 12 Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
September 14 Hamburg, Germany - Ubel & Gefahrlich
September 15 Cologne, Germany - Gebaude 9
September 16 Frankfurt, Germany - Zoom
September 17 Berlin, Germany - Lido
September 19 Tilburg, Netherlands - Incubate Festival
September 20 Utrecht, Netherlands - Tivolivredenburg
September 22 Brighton, United Kingdom - Brighton Concorde 2
September 23 London, United Kingdom - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
September 24 Birmingham, United Kingdom - Library at The Institute
September 25 Manchester, United Kingdom - The Ritz
September 26 Dublin, Ireland - Whelans
September 28 Nottingham, United Kingdom - Nottingham Rescue Rooms
September 29 Leeds, United Kingdom - Brudenell
September 30 Glasgow, United Kingdom - Queen Margaret Union
October 2-4 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Music Festival
October 9-11 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Music Festival
October 9-11 Miami, FL - iiiPoints
October 29-31 Paris, France - Pitchfork Music Festival
November 1 Tourcoing, France - Le Grand Mix
November 2 Brussels, Belgium - AB Box
November 3 Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg - Kulturfabrik
November 6 Zurich, Switzerland - Aktionshalle
November 7 Ravenna, Italy - Bronson
November 8 Geneva, Switzerland - Usine
November 9 Lyon, France - Le Marche Gare
November 11 Barcelona, Spain - Apolo
November 12 Madrid, Spain - Penelope
November 13 Lisbon, Portugal - Armazem F
November 14 Porto, Portugal - Hard Club
November 16 Istanbul, Turkey - Salon Iksv
November 18 Tel Aviv, Israel - Reading 3


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