Metronomy

Small World

£22.99
  • Metronomy - Small World
18th February 2022 / LP or CD / Because Music
     

Metronomy

Small World

£22.99
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Our dear friends and neighbours return with an all-time pop banging seventh studio LP.

Released: 18th February 2022
This release is available for pre order and has a scheduled release date of 18th February 2022. In the event of any delays we will try to keep this page updated. It is listed at a special discounted pre order price that will revert to full price during the week of release. Please note, If you make a purchase that includes a pre-order item together with an in-stock item in the same order, we will typically hold your box until all items are in stock before we ship. You can read more about our shipping policies here.
The Joseph Mount fronted collective also share Small World’s lead single ‘It’s good to be back’, a spiky synth-laden return with a video, by directing duo Dreamjob, that finds all of Metronomy’s band members in an uncanny Truman show-esque universe, each of them trying to hold onto a chaotic kind of joy while existing in a Groundhog Day scenario of dying and then living the same thing over and over.
+ Available on an exclusive Crystal Clear Transparent Vinyl pressing.
+ Vinyl pre orders will include an exclusive 12" comic illustrated by Lee O'Connor.
+ Both vinyl formats are in gatefold sleeves, embossed cover with printed inner-sleeve.
+ CD is in a mini satefold sleeve with an embossed cover. 12 page booklet, printed paper inner sleeve.
‘It’s good to be back’ gets its name because, Mount says, “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.

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,” he adds.

Metronomy’s new album Small World is a return to simple pleasures, nature, and an embracing in part of more pared down, songwriterly sonics, all while asking broader existential questions: which feels at least somewhat rooted in the period of time during which it was made – 2020. Finding appreciation in nature and our roots, while reappraising the things we value as we get older are all things that are part and parcel of the human experience: though it has all felt accelerated and emphasised in this past year or so. Through the tumultuous ebb and flow of the years, Metronomy continues to endure, and Joe Mount’s ability as a songwriter, arranger and producer shines through on Small World, evergreen.

A-Side
A1. Life and Death
A2. Things will be fine
A3. It’s good to be back
A4. Loneliness on the run
A5. Love Factory

B-Side
B1. I lost my mind
B2. Right on time
B3. Hold me tonight
B4. I have seen enough
Format /LP or CD
Released /18th February 2022
Catalogue / BEC5907715
Barcode / 5060899077151
Artist / Metronomy
Label /Because Music
Genre / Pop Music
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