Director Edouard Salier discusses his inspiration in the new clip
A behind the scenes video for Metronomy’s ‘I’m Aquarius’ promo has been released.
Click above to watch the video, which shows how the 1970s sci-fi themed promo for the band’s new single was made, with commentary from director Edouard Salier, in conjunction with The Creators Project. The video sees Joe Mount of the band piloting a small spaceship and landing on a planet, encountering giant hairless cats and alien goddesses. “It’s so hard to create an original science fiction movie since the whole genre’s been mopped around in every direction,” says Salier in the new footage. “I wanted to do something very slow and contemplative, taking place in a very colourful and artistic universe.”
Salier added that he wanted to stay away from the Hollywood blockbuster “vibe” and didn’t want to use CGI or 3D effects, instead favouring vintage methods of creating outer space for film, making models and handcrafting backdrops.
‘I’m Aquarius’ comes from Metronomy’s fourth album, ‘Love Letters’, which will be released on March 10, 2014. It follows 2011’s ‘The English Riviera’. Metronomy were recently announced as the Saturday headline act for next year’s Field Day festival in London, on June 7, 2014. After two small shows at Brighton’s The Old Market on January 29, 2014 and Paris Maroquinerie on January 31, Metronomy embark on a spring 2014 UK tour, playing 12 dates on the stretch.
Metronomy will play:
Brighton The Old Market (January 29, 2014)
Paris Maroquinerie (31)
Liverpool Academy (March 13)
Manchester Ritz (14)
Nottingham Rock City (17)
Leeds Academy (18)
Glasgow ABC (19)
Newcastle Academy (20)
Birmingham HMV Institute (21)
Portsmouth Pyramids Centre (23)
Bristol Academy (24)
Oxford Academy (25)
Norwich UEA (26)
London Brixton Academy (28)
London Victoria Park Field Day (June 7)