Metronomy - Back Together

Joe Mount’s swagger is growing, but leaves sections of the track in danger of becoming too weird.

If Metronomy’s comeback single ‘Old Skool’, the first preview of fifth album ‘Summer 08’, showed Joe Mount starting to grow more confident in his role as frontman, then ‘Back Together’ sees him grasp the opportunity with everything he has.

The track, the album’s opener, shows Mount at his sleaziest yet, perusing his diary to pencil in a date with a swagger he’s never even touched on in the past. Musically, Olugbenga’s signature funk bass still carries the track, but a mid-song cluster of jarring percussion takes things into the realm of being a little too weird. ‘Back Together’ is another step on Joe Mount’s ascent to becoming an all-conquering pop frontman, but when the grooves are stripped back, the weirdness becomes a little too…weird.

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