Joe Mount’s well-travelled Metronomy project will scribble Love Letters on their forthcoming fourth album.
The Devon producer’s accomplished everyman pop reached its commercial and creative apex on 2011’s The English Riviera, a slick, funky set that bagged a Mercury nomination. After a few years away from the studio, Mount and band will return next year with a new full-length, titled Love Letters.
The album was laid down at London’s analogue Toe Rag studios, previously home to no-frills recordings like The White Stripes’ Elephant and Supergrass’ Life On Other Planets. The record will run to 11 tracks, and will reportedly take its cues from Sly & The Family Stone and The Zombies. Included on the album is ‘I’m Aquarius’, which was released this week via stargazing app The Night Sky, and is available to spin below.
Last year, Mount contributed to our On Record feature, running through the virtues of OutKast’s “ridiculously inspirational” 2003 dyad Speakerboxxx/The Love Below.
Love Letters will hit shelves on March 10 2014.
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