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Metronomy 'Lately' by Joseph Mount

David Knight - 3rd June 2019

In a career now spanning over a decade Metronomy have made some outstanding music videos, working with directors like David Wilson, Daniel Brereton, Dent de Cuir and Michel Gondry. But here's a landmark moment, for their new song Lately: for the first time the band's frontman Joseph Mount has taken up directing duties himself.

And, with a combination of performance, lo-fi VFX, and dry humour, it's very Metronomy. There's a nod to the '80s, and in particular the classic film Honey I Shrunk The Kids, as Mount and his fellow bandmembers emerge from the spools of a cassette tape, found by a schoolgirl in the park and brought back to her bedroom. 

But the tiny band need to be careful, especially when the teenager's dad threatens to squash the band...

JOSEPH MOUNT:

I have quite strong opinions on what music videos are for in 2019 - this has been a chance for me to put my money where my mouth is!

“This music video is a pop promo in the grand tradition of pop promos: End of school on a Friday afternoon, Mysterious little people that live in a cassette tape, concerned parents and special FX. The song and video are both about growing up.

"I’ve absolutely loved taking the opportunity to direct our own music videos. I have quite strong opinions on what music videos are for in 2019 and how they should be presented, and this has been a chance for me to put my money where my mouth is!

"The most impressive thing I’ve realised is how much of a group effort creating a music video is. I’ve always known it, but this time I’ve obviously worked much closer with the various characters, involved in every department. So, thank you to them.”

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Joseph Mount
Producer
Molly McGregor
Production Company
Executive Producer
Mayling Wong
Production Manager
Joe Browne
1st AD
Tom Wynborne

Camera

Director of Photography
Arthur Loveday
Focus Puller
Gary Long
2nd AC
Klara Rychtarcikova
Steadicam
Jake Whitehouse

Lighting/Grip

Gaffer
Pearce Crowley

Art

Art Director
Benny Casey

Wardrobe

Wardrobe
Felippe Johann
Hair & Make-up
Charli Avery

Editorial

Editor
Thomas Brigden
Editing company
Final Cut

Grading

Colourist
Jonny Thorpe
Colour grade company
Glassworks

Commission

Commissioner
Rhian Emanuel
Label
Because Music

Other credits

Cast

Gerald Williams (Father), Katelyn Tran (Daughter), Aaylia Rose (Friend)

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