Tuesday, 14 June 2011
Metronomy - The Bay
As one of the catchiest tracks from The English Riviera, in many ways The Bay was the logical choice for Metronomy's next single. With that rubbery bass bounce and a classic Joe Mount vocal, the track also proved to be a real live highlight too when I caught the band on tour a couple of months ago.
The video for the track fits so well - opening with a sweeping panoramic shot of the camera surging over the ocean. Indeed, if any track from the album encapsulates in one go the essence of what The English Riviera stands for, it's this one.
With its clever cinematography and glossy montage of shots, the video at times looks more like a TV ad or movie trailer - and that's what makes it so brilliant. It's that glossy 'riviera sheen' nailed down to perfection.
Built on a foundation of inherent Metronomy quirkiness, The Bay remains a standout track by the band - but now with added video delights, we can really see them riding a sleek, streamlined wave to the top of their game.
The Bay is released on the 27th June.