On January 28th, Metronomy will release their superb new single, "Love Letters", from their upcoming album of the same name. Generating genuine excitement already, the new single was BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe's 'Hottest record in the world' last night and will be played on Fearne Cotton's Radio 1 show this morning. Metronomy's previous single indicating their return, "I'm Aquarius", received critical acclaim and was BBC 6Music's most played track in December. The band were one of the first to be announced to play Reading & Leeds festival this year and are due to headline Field Day festival this June. Last night, Mount confirmed that the Oscar winning Director, Michel Gondry, will be directing the video for "Love Letters".
Over the past 18 months, singer and producer Joe Mount has been listening to a lot of classic 60s records -- seminal funk and soul artists like Sly and The Family Stone, Love, The Byrds, The Zombies were being discovered and loved, and this is evident on this huge, larger-than-life single 'Love Letters' which gives more than a nod to sounds of the 70s era -- a gigantic chorus using classic 70s four-to-the-floor rhythm, it's their biggest single to date.
Two years have passed since the public heard any new music, and now Joseph Mount is back. His 2011 album The English Riviera (a love note to England's south coast where Joe grew up) was lauded by the critics, evolving into a sleeper hit that elevated Metronomy to the upper echelons of the UK's musical elite. Joe Mount quietly became a creative force to be reckoned with around the world and one of the must-see live acts with a legion of devoted fans. Subsequently, The English Riviera was Mercury prize nominated, selling a quarter of a million records worldwide and Metronomy found themselves on front covers, playing huge sell out shows globally and a one off show at London's prestigious Royal Albert Hall.
Fast forward to the present day, Love Letters, which is out on March 11th (Because Music / Elektra Records) is Metronomy's masterpiece. Not losing any of the glowing warmth and ear worm melodies that makes Metronomy's sound so distinct, Love Letters is more developed, further evolved -- Joe Mount excels in his lyrics and song writing delivering what sounds like a truly classic record. Pre-order the album now via iTunes.
Metronomy will play a special SOLD OUT show at Music Hall of Williamsburg in New York City on February 5th presented by Brooklyn Vegan.
Metronomy is the sole creation of singer, writer and producer and expert musician Joseph Mount. His band are: Oscar Cash (keys, sax, vox), Anna Prior (drums, vox), Gbenga Adelekan (vox, guitar).
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