The adventurous Portland/New Zealand indie-pop scamps Unknown Mortal Orchestra tried out a sort of itchy white-funk sound on Multi-Love, the new album they released earlier this year, and its songs have some serious legs. They’ve also been making the best music videos of their career. Their new clip for “Necessary Evil” is a psychedelic animated affair, and those aren’t always great. But this one has a big central idea. It shows us a male and female character coming together and breaking apart in all sorts of body-melting ways, and it works as an extended metaphor for romantic distance, for the way we can never really know another person. Sean Solomon directs. Check it out below.
Multi-Love is out now on Jagjaguwar.