March 2014 saw the return of Britain’s much loved, quintessentially English, modern pop act Metronomy. Joe Mount's 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 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 is Joseph Mount’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.
Metronomy's new songs are bold and ambitious, but the sweet spirit they've always been known for still lingers within them. Melancholia still lurks in those hooks; loneliness still gleams along their edges. These are songs that carry you up and down in tides of feeling, in waves of pure sound.