Led by multi-instrumentalist and producer Joseph Mount, Metronomy grew from a scrappy, lo-fi side project into one of the more creative acts mixing rock and electronic music. Drawing on influences ranging from Devo and David Bowie to N.E.R.D and Pavement, Mount established Metronomy as an equally catchy and off-kilter act with 2006's Pip Paine (Pay the £5000 You Owe). The project's later albums, such as 2011's Mercury Prize-nominated The English Riviera, were smoother and more sophisticated, but still incorporated unexpected elements that ranged from the Motown and blue-eyed soul homages of 2014's Love Letters to the retro-futurism of 2019's Metronomy Forever
“wonderful new album, Small World… captures the strangeness of the past two years: how we learnt to value the simple things — family, friends, nature, leisure — as we grappled with upheaval and fear.” - Sunday Times Culture
“Small World might just have the biggest heart of any Metronomy record yet” - Rolling Stone UK
“The British indie-synth-pop troupe are at their jolliest here, clopping into your happy place on a jaunty Chicago house bassline” - The Guardian
“Metronomy are hitting pause on coy indie electronica and exploring more straightforward, heart-on-sleeve material for their new album ‘Small World’” - NME
"Small World is inhabited by earworms, a sepia-tinged record that recalls loves and summers past... Fittingly, the most joy on Small World is found in its microscopic details, the moments with a precise curatorial touch leaving the best taste in the mouth” - Loud and Quiet
Metronomy today share the video for their new single ‘Right On Time’, taken from their seventh studio album Small World which was released on Friday via Because Music. Directed by Juliet Casella and Thibaut Caesar, the brains behind the video for previous single ‘Things will be fine’, the pastel-palette video sees the band enjoying a surreal day of skydiving and picnicking.
Joseph Mount says of the video “Skydiving is by far the most exhilarating and fun thing we have ever done. Yes, we make it look easy! But, filming this video was not without its challenges.
After several weeks of training the aerial choreography we set out to shoot. But thanks to the British summer It looked like we were going to have to abandon the video because of an unusually wet and windy August. Our fortunes changed in early September when the sky cleared and the weather settled. We found two clear days and up we went. We hope you enjoy the video."
Juliet Casella says “I have always wanted to make a skydiving music video, so I shared the idea with Thibaut and he immediately thought this was a great idea”.
Thibaut Caesar adds “‘Right on time’ is a summer/spring infused song, so we wanted to convey this sunny and free energy, and nothing describes this feeling better than skydiving. In ‘Things will be fine’, the band were in a dollhouse to revisit their teenage selves, and in ‘Right on time’, they are jumping from the plane to explore their freedom. We wanted ‘Right on time’ to represent the ecstasies of freedom, and the psychedelic moment where all the objects are flying is the perfect reflection of it!”