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Watch Metronomy Perform “16 Beat” in the Baggage Claim Area of the Paris Airport

For a La Blogothèque Session

Aug 25, 2016 Metronomy Bookmark and Share

Metronomy released a new album, Summer 08, in July via Because Music. Now the British band, led by main creative force Joseph Mount, have done a session for the French website La Blogothèque, who are known for their creative video sessions with bands. In what amounts to a de facto video for “16 Beat,” Mount and drummer Anna Prior perform the song live at the baggage reclaim area within Terminal 2E in Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport, with dancers around them. Colin Solal Cardo directed the clip, which was produced in collaboration with the airport.

Mount commented on the video in a press release: “I love one-take videos and I love aeroplanes… and airports. I also love it when you start something with modest expectations and they are exceeded. I’ve always quite fancied doing a live music video and this was never really meant to be that, but it kind of is now.”

Mount also recently remixed Cassius’ track “The Missing,” from their new album Ibifornia. Listen to the remix below and Cassius have returned the favor, with their remix of “16 Beat” due next week.

Summer 08 was written, recorded, and produced entirely by Mount. The album features such guests as Robyn and Beastie Boys’ Mix Master Mike. Mount says he recorded most of the album over the course of two weeks last year and it finds him returning to the process that brought forth his 2008 breakthrough record Nights Out, which was followed by the Mercury Prize-nominated The English Rivera in 2011 and 2014’s Love Letters. Summer 08 was recorded in Black Box Studios in France and was mixed by Bob Clearmountain (David Bowie) and Neal Pogue (OutKast).


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