Funk has sashayed its way back into the forefront of music, and almost no one is incorporating it better than Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Maybe it’s Ruban Nielson’s expansive, plush, porous voice — that I previously praised for its impact on “Multi-Love” — but the enormous grooves on their new track “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone” seem to expand and billow with their own self-satisfaction. Toss those bulging grooves next to the jingling coin-in-pocket freneticism and a song about the perils of technology-warped love is ready for its own roller rink dance routine. Listen below.
Multi-Love,/em> is out 5/26 via Jagjaguwar. Pre-order it here and read our interview with the band’s Ruban Nielson here.