by / November 13th, 2013 /

New Metronomy – ‘I’m Aquarius’

After the sockless yacht-rock meets electro-pop of The English Riviera, Joe Mount and Metronomy are gearing up for the release of their fourth album, Love Letters. It is preceded by new track ‘I’m Aquarius’, which is altogether more subdued and exposed than their most recent efforts.

Olubenga’s slap bass is replaced by a more guttural dirge and the fun of ‘The Bay’ and ‘The Look’ has gone missing; a sort of soulless meloncholy has seeped in to fill the void. Mount turns to the zodiac for hindsight’s opinion of a romance gone bad and Anna Prior’s looped doo-wap harmonies laugh in the face of a pop sensibility, making for a rather difficult return.