Metronomy have released a delectable new single, “Salted Caramel Ice Cream.”
The addictive track features airy falsetto vocals from bass player Olugbenga Adelekan over an ’80s-inspired synth pop beat, underpinned by a bouncy progression and backing vocals from frontman Joseph Mount. “She’s bubbling like the water in my kettle / She’s the sting in a nettle / The drummer in my metal band / She’s like a dream, salted caramel ice cream,” they sing.
The song’s accompanying video, directed by Mount, follows both the band’s saxophonist Oscar Cash and his blue furball companion, who own an ice cream parlor together. Against rising competition in the ice cream industry, the duo set out to discover new flavors, which leads them to the invention of salted caramel ice cream.
“Years ago a friend of mine gave me a VHS tape of the MTV show 120 Minutes. It’s something I’d get him to do every so often as I was a bit obsessed with music TV at the time. On one particular tape was the video for ‘Sonne’ by Rammstein, I’d never seen them before and it blew my mind,” Mount said in a press release. “This video is a sort of homage to that, but with an added story about the gentrification of ice cream parlors.”
The band also announced their latest album, Metronomy Forever, alongside the release of “Salted Caramel Ice Cream.” Among the influences for the record, Mount cited the time he spent working on Robyn’s latest LP, Honey.
Metronomy Forever arrives September 13. In the meantime, whet your appetite with a taste of “Salted Caramel Ice Cream” below: