Metronomy – Love Letters

Swell new single from the English pop band.

24.01.14

Love Letters is the title track of Metronomy's forthcoming fourth album, and the next single to drop from that record. Where the first single, I'm Aquarius, felt a little introverted and quiet, Love Letters is big and bombastic, full of late '60s-style pianos and trumpets. That said, it's still a different beast to songs like The Bay or The Look from their last album 'The English Riviera' in terms of songwriting and instrumentation. It's also one of the best songs Metronomy have written.

The single got its first airing on Zane Lowe's show on BBC Radio 1 last night, where it was also confirmed that Michel Gondry would direct its video.

Stream a truncated radio edit of the single here. The band are also hitting the road soon. Check those dates below.

Live dates

Feb 28th: Manchester, 6 Music Festival

Mar 9th: London, Rough Trade East (in-store)
Mar 13th: Liverpool, Academy
Mar 14th: Manchester, Ritz
Mar 17th: Nottingham, Rock City
Mar 18th: Leeds, Academy
Mar 19th: Glasgow, ABC
Mar 20th: Newcastle, Academy
Mar 21st: Birmingham, HMV Institute
Mar 23rd: Portsmouth, Pyramids Centre
Mar 24th: Bristol, Academy
Mar 25th: Oxford, Academy
Mar 26th: Norwich, UEA
Mar 28th: London, Brixton Academy  

Jun 7th: London, Field Day Festival

Because Music will release 'Love Letters' on March 10th 2014.