Metronomy are gearing up for their new, sixth album, in the Autumn and have released their first new music since 2016’s ‘Summer 08’ album in the form of a new track, Lately.
It’s classic Metronomy, with the eerie Stranger Things like synths at the start, taking more of a back seat as these sparkling chords and drums come to the fore. As it hits the verse, it’s stripped back to just a repetitive guitar plugging the gaps. It’s the chorus that brings the fun and the funk, prickling with life and sentiment and downright melodic. Compulsive listening.
Metronomy main man Joe Mount also makes his directorial debut with the accomapnying visuals, saying
“This music video is a pop promo in the grand tradition of pop promos: End of school on a Friday afternoon, Mysterious little people that live in a cassette tape, concerned parents and special FX. The song and video are both about growing up.
I’ve absolutely loved taking the opportunity to direct our own music videos. I have quite strong opinions on what music videos are for in 2019 and how they should be presented and this has been a chance for me to put my money where my mouth is!
The most impressive thing I’ve realised is how much of a group effort creating a music video is. I’ve always known it, but this time I’ve obviously worked much closer with the various characters, involved in every department. So, thank you to them.”
Check it out, here
Catch Metronomy at a nearby gathering with a summer festival schedule that covers thirteen countries. The dates are:
1st – France, Paris, We Love Green
13th – Norway, Oslo, Piknik Parken
15th – Germany, Duisburg, Traimzeit Festival
21st – Italy, Milan, Music Is My Radar
28th – Switzerland, St. Gallen, Open Air Festival
29th – Luxembourg, Siren’s Call
4th – Scotland, Glasgow, Electric Fields (headliners)
5th – Morocco, Casablanca, Jazzablanca
10th – Spain, Madrid, Mad Cool
13th – Belgium, Dour Festival
14th – France, Tours, Terres Du Son
18th – Portugal, Lisbon, Super Bock Super Rock
20th – Germany, Freiburg, ZMF Festival
25th – Switzerland, Lugano, ROAM
26th – France, Saint-Tropez, Plage de Rock
28th – France, Aulnoye-Aymeries, Les Nuits Secrètes
17th – France, Saint-Malo, La Route du Rock
24th – Poland, Chorzów, Fest
31st – Ireland, Electric Picnic
1st – England, End of the Road