Can’t Keep Checking My Phone / Unknown Mortal Orchestra / Dimitri Basil & Cooper Roussel / 2015

Can’t Keep Checking My Phone / Unknown Mortal Orchestra / Dimitri Basil & Cooper Roussel / 2015


Footnotes

Cant Keep Checking My Phone is about missing somebody and that point where you refuse to accept online “connectivity” as a substitute for being with someone IRL. When someone you love turns into text and ideas delivered through a device, at some point they’re competing with real things like the aurora borealis, which is another thing that only really makes sense in the flesh. I also read somewhere that the universe might be holographic, and in that case maybe the distance between us is just an illusion. So do you fall in love with the idea of someone? Or the chemicals they give off in person? Either way, I’ve got to get off my phone. ➡︎

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,” said Basil. “My approach was to present the multiple ideas as if they were a trading card deck. Trading cards, like Mars Attacks, have a short description accompanied by illustrations. In this case the deck is about strange occurrences, syndromes or phenomena.” ➡︎


Sources

◼︎ Can’t Keep Checking My Phone / Unknown Mortal Orchestra / April 20 2015

◼︎ Video: watch Unknown Mortal Orchestra's Can't Keep Checking My Phone / The Guardian / 2015


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