Metronomy have shared a video for their new single, ‘Right On Time’.
It’s the latest track to be featured from their seventh studio album ‘Small World’, which was out last Friday via Because Music.
Directed by Juliet Casella and Thibaut Caesar, who also helmed the video for previous single ‘Things will be fine’, the group’s Joeseph Mount explains: “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!”
Yesterday, Metronomy launched a brand new mobile-app-slash-game-wotsit.
It’s based upon an ‘Eight Wonders of Metronomy’s Small World’ tea towel, available via Joe Mount’s hometown record store DRIFT in Totnes, Devon.
The tea towel features eight places that hold significance for Joe and the band, including a skate part in Nottingham, a Laundromat in Tokyo and a karaoke bar in Hamburg.
Joe explained on its release; “Some of the wonders may seem obvious (The Paris Montmatrobus) and others less obvious (the coin laundromat in Shibuya perhaps), but each holds a special place in my heart and in the hearts of the band. I’ll expand some more on the choices over the next few weeks, but in the meantime just marvel at this absolutely must-have item.”
They’ve now turned that into a special digital doo-dah that reveals the backstory on each wonder from Joe himself. You can find it here.
Metronomy’s new album ‘Small World’ is out this week, and is currently in a five-way battle for the Number 1 slot in this week’s Official Album Chart. You can read our chat with Joe from the new issue of Dork here, and grab a copy of the record here.