Unknown Mortal Orchestra Release Mellow "Hunnybee" Music Video

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra Release Mellow "Hunnybee" Music Video

Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s song “Hunnybee,” off their latest record Sex & Food, has been earning the love of fans live and otherwise. It has now been released as a single with a music video in-line with the other videos tied to this album.

The “Hunnybee” video continues with the same animation style as “Not in Love We’re Just High,”“American Guilt” and “Everyone Acts Crazy Nowadays,” thereby keeping a visual connectivity between them. Little actually moves in each video but “Hunnybee,” being focused on a train, has more motion than the others.

The video opens with the song’s literal namesake—a bumblebee resting on a flower before it’s blown away by the force of the train going past. The song’s title actually stems from the middle name of Ruban Nielson’s (vocalist/guitarist) daughter. Other small visuals nod to the lives of the band members, including the backpack patch that says “Kiwi,” a nickname for the people of New Zealand, where UMO are from, and a kangaroo sticker on a suitcase. The overarching story of the video follows a woman traveling on a train. The lyric “There’s no such thing as sweeter a sting” connects to the nearly ill-fated train which, among other issues, has a loosely bolted wheel and a termite-ridden branch threatening to fall on its tracks. The train ultimately carries on without harm.

Sex & Food follows the band’s 2015 record Multi-Love. Below, you can watch the music video for “Hunnybee” and listen to a performance from the Paste archives by the band circa 2011. Check out the band’s tour dates further down.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Tour Dates:

June
06 – Rome, Italy @ Siren Festival Preview
08 – Porto, Portugal @ NOS Primavera Sound
10 – Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands @ Best Kept Secret Festival

July
06 – Richmond, Va. @ The National w/ Shamir
07 – Asheville, N.C. @ The Orange Peel w/ Shamir
08 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Variety Playhouse w/ Shamir
09 – Athens, Ga. @ Georgia Theatre w/ Shamir
11 – New Orleans, La. @ Republic w/ Shamir
12 – Houston, Texas @ White Oak Music Hall w/ Shamir
13 – Austin, Texas @ Stubbs BBQ w/ Shamir
14 – Dallas, Texas @ Granada Theater w/ Shamir
16 – Englewood, Colo. @ Gothic Theatre w/ Shamir
17 – Ogden, Utah @ Ogden Amphitheatre w/ Sylvan Esso, Shamir
18 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ Vinyl at Hard Rock w/ Shamir
19 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Crescent Ballroom w/ Shamir
21 – Santa Ana, Calif. @ The Observatory
23 – Missoula, Mont. @ The Top Hat
24 – Billings, Mont. @ The Pub Station
26 – Madison, Wis. @ Majestic Theatre
27 – Chicago, Ill. @ House of Vans

August
09 – Budapest, Hungary @ Sziget Festival
10 – Basel, Switzerland @ Open Air Basel
11 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Haven
16 – Hasselt, Belgium @ Pukkelpop Festival

September
05 – Christchurch, New Zealand @ The Foundry Bar
06 – Dunedin, New Zealand @ Glenroy Auditorium
07 – Wellington, New Zealand @ Hunter Lounge
08 – Auckland, New Zealand @ Auckland Town Hall
12 – Melbourne, Australia @ Forum Theatre
14 – Adelaide, Australia @ Fat Controller
15 – South Brisbane, Australia @ Brisbane Festival
16 – Newtown, Australia @ Enmore Theatre
18 – Perth, Australia @ Badlands
23 – Tokyo, Japan @ WWWX

October
04 – Guadalajara, Mexico @ C3 Stage
06 – Lomas Atlas, Mexico @ Festival Hipnosis @ Deportivo Lomas Atlas
19 – Birmingham, U.K. @ O2 Institute
21 – London, U.K. @ Royal Albert Hall
22 – Brighton, U.K. @ Concorde 2
23 – Sheffield, U.K. @ The Leadmill
25 – Dublin, Ireland @ The Academy
26 – Glasgow, U.K. @ O2 ABC

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