British alternative pop group Metronomy are now paid-up members of a club which includes Radiohead, Kylie Minogue, The White Stripes, Beck, Daft Punk, Bjork and Foo Fighters. How so? They can boast a video directed by Michel Gondry.
The Oscar-winning auteur has shot the clip for Metronomy’s “Love Letters,” the title track from the band’s upcoming fourth album release.
In the three-minute promo, the band members perform on a sound stage inside a rotating set which oozes with Gondry’s visual eccentricities. At each spin the color co-ordinated, clappy-happy band mates are framed in a new setting -- a car, a studio, a forest, a recording studio. It’s a simple concept, done well.
The “Love Letters” album is due March 10 via Elektra in the U.S., and March 7 Down Under. It’s the band's first since 2011's Mercury Prize-nominated "The English Riviera."
Gondry made his name for his ability to turn-around quirky, original and sometimes hyper-intelligent music videos. He then made the leap to the big screen, helming such feature films as Oscar-winner “Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind,” “Be Kind Rewind” and “The Science of Sleep.”
“Love Letters” is the French director’s first music clip since Bjork’s “Crystalline” in 2011.