Today, Metronomy and Panic Shack have shared their new version of ‘It’s good to be back’, the third track to be lifted from Small World (Special Edition).
The repackaged version of their acclaimed seventh studio album Small World will feature reimagined versions of songs from the original album created by some of the band’s favourite artists, and will be available digitally 29 November via Because Music.
Panic Shack share: “We were so excited to be asked to cover this Metronomy song and had so much fun Shack-ifying it. We’ve been fans of Metronomy for years so being asked to take part was such a big deal. We hope you love it!”
The Cardiff-based DIY punk outfit have applied their trademark breakneck stylings to the once sun-soaked, synth-laden track, now charged with the band’s modern take on the classic punk sound that set the festival circuit alight this summer. The new version of ‘It’s good to be back’ follows the video for Bristol based singer-songwriter Katy J Pearson’s version of Small World standout track ‘Love Factory’ and Jessica Winter’s Kylie-inspired remake of ‘I lost my mind’.
While Small World was an album that saw Metronomy return to simple pleasures and nature by embracing more pared down, songwriterly sonics, the special edition of the record finds Metronomy and friends embarking on a sprawling journey through genres – from avant-garde electronica and cosmic disco to laidback folk and more.
Each track from the original record has been entirely transformed by a different artist, with contributions across the project from Porij, PPJ, Panic Shack, Nadeem Din Gibisi & Tony Njoku, Katy J Pearson, Jessica Winter, Haich Ber Na, Bolis Pupul and Sébastien Tellier.
Metronomy – Small World
1. Life and Death
2. Things will be fine
3. It’s good to be back
4. Loneliness on the run
5. Love Factory
6. I lost my mind
7. Right on time
8. Hold me tonight
9. I have seen enough
1. Metronomy x Porij – Life and Death
2. Metronomy x PPJ – Things will be fine
3. Metronomy x Panic Shack – It’s good to be back
4. Metronomy x Nadeem Din-Gabisi & Tony Njoku – Loneliness on the run
5. Metronomy x Katy J Pearson – Love Factory
6. Metronomy x Jessica Winter – I lost my mind
7. Metronomy x Haich Ber Na – Right on time
8. Metronomy x Bolis Pupul – Hold me tonight
9. Metronomy x Sébastien Tellier – I have seen enough
Metronomy recently embarked on a huge 47-date tour across the UK and Europe. The UK leg saw the band play shows across the country, including a night at London’s Alexandra Palace in May. The Small World tour also visited festivals across the world over summer, with spectacular headline shows at Green Man and Bluedot festivals and a storming Glastonbury set that earned them a 5* review from the Independent, who said: “hit after hit slices through the warm Worthy Farm air like a Prince classic, and thousands of hands clap back.”
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Praise for Small World:
“a pared-back collection of songs exploring nature, simple pleasures and reconnecting with what’s important. Lead single It’s Good to Be Back harnesses a sliver of that old playful side, but with a stronger beating heart underneath.” – The Guardian
“wonderful new album, Small World… captures the strangeness of the past two years: how we learnt to value the simple things — family, friends, nature, leisure — as we grappled with upheaval and fear.” – Sunday Times Culture
“the band’s seventh album embraces perkier, janglier sounds… Mount is a skilful melody maker” – The Independent
“The slower pace suits Mount… enjoying contentment in simplicity” – iPaper
“Small World might just have the biggest heart of any Metronomy record yet” – Rolling Stone UK
“another testament to how this band always move into new territory, flowing with confidence. ‘Small World’ might be the biggest diversion from their main stage sound to date, but it’s also one of the most heartfelt and rewarding.” – NME
“Small World is inhabited by earworms, a sepia-tinged record that recalls loves and summers past… Fittingly, the most joy on Small World is found in its microscopic details, the moments with a precise curatorial touch leaving the best taste in the mouth” – Loud and Quiet