Single review: ‘Everyone Acts Crazy Nowadays’ – Unknown Mortal Orchestra


Since only being released this morning, I am already a big fan of Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s super fresh track, ‘Everyone Acts Crazy Nowadays’.

Upon first listen, I was already finding it hard not to groove along to Ruben’s slinky vocals, and despite being on the train on my way to uni when listening, I had to allow myself a little public head bop.

Opening with an almost inter-galactic vibe, and staying true to UMO’s traditionally funky sound, this is definitely one you can work up a good side-step to – especially once the chorus kicks in about half way through the track and adds a slightly different tone. I quite like the structure of the song too; there are some really nice chorus extensions which almost take you by surprise

By the sounds of this track and ‘Not in Love We’re Just High’ alone, I can already tell Sex & Food is going to be a notable album for 2018, and I’m super excited to hear more.

Everyone Acts Crazy Nowadays gets 3.5/5 head bops (stars).

Something to hit you where it hurts

Recently I’ve been watching a tonne of music videos for songs that I love, and realised there were way too many out there that I hadn’t seen yet. I suppose this is because I listen to 90% of my music through Spotify, where I’m actively listening instead of watching…

Anyway, I’ve come to the conclusion that watching the music video with the song definitely heightens the listening experience (obviously), and never expected to be tearing up while watching videos for bands like DMA’s and Sticky Fingers, until I watched the clip for Land of Pleasure:  Continue reading “Something to hit you where it hurts”