“Part of me was thinking, ‘What is the lamest platitude people are going to be saying coming out of the past two years?’ but at the same time, I was thinking how it will be true and how it might feel doing things again,” singer Joseph Mount said of the song. “I’ve been remembering what it was like as a kid when I’d be sitting in the backseat of my parents’ car and they’d be playing their music and I’d think, ‘This is awful’, but there’d be one or two songs I would like. I thought it would be fun to make that kind of album, and this is the song the kids might like. This is the ‘cool’ song.”
The single is accompanied by a video by the directing duo Dreamjob, which shows all Metronomy band members in an eerie Groundhog Day scenario and whose aesthetic is reminiscent of the classic MTV videos of the 80s.
To celebrate the album announcement, Metronomy will play an exclusive show at London’s Colour Factory on Thursday 11 November, which will also be streamed live via Doors.
Metronomy’s seventh album, “Small World”, according to the press announcement, promises a return to simple pleasures, nature and a partial embrace of more pared-down, songwriting sounds, while asking broader existential questions: that feels at least somewhat rooted in the time in which it was made – 2020.
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