Words: Gery Hristova
Welcome to LDN’s Monday Movers! Every week we post a track to get the pulse rate up a little. Enjoy!
Who are we talking about this week?
Metronomy, are an English electronic music group formed in 1999. As of 2021, the band consists of Joseph Mount (vocals, keyboards, and guitar, who has also remixed many artists including Gorillaz, Franz Ferdinand, Lady Gaga and Lykke Li and many more), Oscar Cash (keyboards, backing vocals, guitar, and saxophone), Anna Prior (drums and vocals), Olugbenga Adelekan (bass guitar and vocals), and Michael Lovett (keyboards and guitars). At first, Metronomy was a bedroom project while Mount was still living with his parents. However, while performing at a gig he was approached by “some guy, [who] told me he’d put out a record. It turned out that of the songs I’d recorded, I had an album’s worth”.
Why do we like it?
‘Things will be fine’ is the second single from the band’s forthcoming seventh studio album ‘Small World’. With its sugary licks of guitar, plush organs and the sweet bop that serves as comforting reassurance too, this track is full of hope and optimism in the face of difficult situations. Speaking positivity into existence whether for our own reassurance or for that of our children or loved ones – even when we have no idea if things really will be fine. The video accompanying the single is a teenage nostalgia which Mount describes as a “sort of pseudo role-play therapy session in which we all re-visit our teenage selves”. Overall, with its calm sound and chill vibes, this song could bring comfort even in the darkest days.
Where do I find out more?