Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “First World Problem”

Psych-pop trio Unknown Mortal Orchestra have released their first single since their excellent third album Multi-Love, which was on our list for the top ten albums of 2015. “First World Problem” follows the same funky, gauzy aesthetic that the group is now exclusively known for, but sounds just a bit more euphoric and textured than their previous repertoire. Ruban Nielson’s voice is just as pleasantly mercurial and sharp as ever, as he sings of “modern love in a crumbling empire.” The instrumentals are slick and agile, complete with a triumphant trumpet introduction remarkably appropriate for the trio’s reappearance.


photo by Dusdin Condren

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