Unknown Mortal Orchestra have shared a video for one of my favorite songs this year, “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone”. It’s a beautifully shot video—reminiscent of Godard—that cycles through “strange occurrences, syndromes, [and] phenomena.”
The video’s directors, Dimitri Basl explains:
Can't Keep Checking My Phone is so full of sounds and its lyrics are so elusive so I decided that one idea wouldn’t do the track justice.My approach was to present the multiple ideas as if they were a trading card deck.Trading cards games like Mars attack,have a short description accompanied by illustrations. In this case the deck is about strange occurrences, syndromes or phenomena.