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Psych-rockers Unknown Mortal Orchestra are back with their new single, Weekend Run. The track marks the bands first official single since their acclaimed 2018 record, Sex & Food. Bringing their signature modern soul to the track, Weekend Run makes subtle nods to disco with pulled back grooves and sunny disposition. The slow-burner will have you moving along, serving as the perfect twangy tune for your chilled out weekend.
Ruban Nielson, the musical mastermind behind Unknown Mortal Orchestra shares, "At the end of the day I don't take for granted that I have the perfect job -- I truly work to make music that will set someone's day right and I think that shines through on 'Weekend Run.'"
Unknown Mortal Orchestra began as the recording project of Nielson in 2010. After recording several songs and posting them online anonymously, Nielson signed to Fat Possum Records and released his self-titled debut in 2011 to critical acclaim and success. A gruelling tour schedule gave birth to the more complex and troubled sophomore album II which was released on Jagjaguwar Records in 2012 and saw them become a top, sought-after live act. In 2015, Nielson released the album Multi-Love which brought them a greater profile. Their aforementioned fourth album Sex & Food was released in April 2018, combining all of the different sounds they’re known for - from alternative R&B to dreamy disco - and reaffirms the vitality of Ruban’s voice in today’s musical landscape.
Weekend Run is out now! Watch the visual below.