Metronomy

Metronomy Forever

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The follow-up to 2016’s ‘Summer 08’, ‘Metronomy Forever’ features 17 tracks. Its length is born from a desire for breathing room, from not wanting to stuff the hits together like a bouquet of petrol station roses – a modern way of listening to music. Metronomy’s innate skill for blending off-kilter funk, energising club vibes and esoteric pop is interspersed with some mood-setting, glistening and melodic electronic tracks.

The band’s leader Joseph Mount called upon a variety of inspirations for this album. Most notably, he wanted to replicate the feeling of listening to the radio, with an infinite quality, sumptuous songs of different styles, ever rolling, helping to lighten your mood. Moving away from the bustle of his former Parisian home to take up residence atop a hill in the garden of England had an impact, infusing the album with a sense of tranquillity and a calm joy that reflects the relative happiness of his existence.

Also influential was time spent working on Robyn’s critically adored ‘Honey’ album, with a similar feeling of emotional, intense, carnal mania informing songs such as ‘Sex Emoji’ and ‘Salted Caramel Ice Cream’.

‘Metronomy Forever’ in name represents something looking backwards and forwards simultaneously, like Janus, something fated and eternal. You were made from dust and to dust you will return, that sort of thing.
“What happens is when you’re making music and you enter a world where you have achieved some sort of celebrity no matter how large or small you start to think about yourself in terms of legacy and what you’re going to leave behind,” says Mount. “And then you realise that’s limited to the interest people have in you. In the end I feel completely comfortable with it. The less importance you place in any art the more interesting it can become in a way… I’m making music, I’m going to do some concerts, I need to feed my children”.

STAFF COMMENTS

Barry says: From tender, lightly accentuated ballads and brittle melodic synth lines to huge, bombastic pop heft within the space of a couple minutes, and without batting an eyelid. It's classic Metronomy, brimming with confidence and skill, but tastefully underplayed. Metronomy forever!

TRACK LISTING

1. Wedding
2. Whitsand Bay
3. Insecurity
4. Salted Caramel Ice Cream
5. Driving
6. Lately
7. Lying Low
8. Forever Is A Long Time
9. The Light
10. Sex Emoji
11. Walking In The Dark
12. Insecure
13. Miracle Rooftop
14. Upset My Girlfriend
15. Wedding Bells
16. Lately (Going Spare)
17. Ur Mixtape

Limited Deluxe 3LP
LP 1
Side A
1. Wedding
2. Whitsand Bay
3. Insecurity
4. Salted Caramel Ice Cream
5. Driving
Side B
6. Lately
7. Lying Low
8. Forever Is A Long Time
9. The Light

LP 2
Side A
5. Sex Emoji
6. Walking In The Dark
7. Insecure
8. Miracle Rooftop
Side B
5. Upset My Girlfriend
6. Wedding Bells
7. Lately (Going Spare)
8. Ur Mixtape

LP 3 - ‘Oscar Cash Forever’
Side A
1. Vocal FX (It’s Automatic)
2. Mellow Brass (Lately / Whitsand Bay)
3. Bold Brass (Maybe It’s A Whisper)
4. Fantasy Flute (Interlude)
Side B
1. Distant Horn (Salted Caramel Ice Cream)
2. Synth Bass (Sex Emoji)
3. Glide Trumpet (The Light)
4. Plucked Guitar (Upset My Girlfriend)

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