Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Everyone Acts Crazy Nowadays”

INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: Musician Ruban Neilson of Unknown Mortal Orchestra performs onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for Coachella)

Unknown Mortal Orchestra, the shapeshifting, oft-funky project of  New Zealand singer-songwriter Ruban Nielson, has released a new single from their upcoming fourth album Sex & Food (due out April 6). The song is keyboard-heavy, skeletal, and backed by a churning disco beat. Nielson’s vocals are breathy and largely falsetto, full of unambiguously Prince-derived cadences and inflections. In this way, it’s similar to UMO’s last phased-out bedroom funk single “Not In Love We’re Just High.”  Nielson also previously released a video for the more vitriolic rock single “American Guilt.” Listen to “Everyone Acts Crazy Nowadays” below.

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