has a history of strange and awesome music videos, none of which fall into the same filmic genre. Remember the highly choreographed and equally stylized yacht scenes from "The Bay"
off 2011's The English Riviera
Well, the visuals continue in their brilliant dissonance into 2013's Love Letters
. There's the big budget voyage through the cosmos in "I'm Aquarius"
, the clever, playful, and spinning single-take video directed by french filmmaker Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind) for "Love Letters"
, the all marker-drawn animated "Reservoir"
video, and the dizzying use of London's brutalist architecture in the Go Pro shot video for "Month of Sundays"
. Now the album's opening live-recorded track makes the list.
The video for "The Upsetter" explores the incongruous nature of love through a Cast Away
tinted lens. Set as a wooded fable, it pays homage to the camping trip that inspired frontman Joseph Mount
to write the song: "Uncharacteristically I found myself wishing we had brought an acoustic guitar along with us, Oscar has an impressive Beatles repertoire. I also desperately wanted to send some text messages, but we had no reception. 'The Upsetter' is the campfire singalong we never had, it is played and sung entirely live.
Watch the video below:
is out now via Because Music
. Get in on iTunes here
. For more from Metronomy, check out our session with the band, below, and our interview with Joseph Mount and Oscar Cash
at Atlantic Records Recording Studio circa The English Riviera