While gearing up for the release of a 10th anniversary reissue of The English Riviera in April, MGMT have remixed Metronomy’s 2011 single, “The Look.”
Metronomy’s Joe Mount says that he “came up with the bit that gets stuck in your head; the der-de-der-der bit. I played around with it a little, hit a wall and thought ‘it’s not really Metronomy, is it.” MGMT has since added their own atmospheric twist to the tune, reworking it into something completely new.
“Four months later, we finished recording ‘The Look’ at the Smokehouse in London,” Mount continues. “We quite liked it, but that was about it. Then I distinctly remember the journalist Dave Simpson asking me about the song after we performed it for the first time at the Leeds Cockpit in January 2011. That was probably the moment I realized it had something about it.”
Listen to MGMT’s remix of “The Look” alongside the original tune below.
The 10th anniversary reissue of The English Riviera is set for release on April 30th via Because Music. The album is set to feature previously unreleased tracks “Aquarius,” “Picking Up For You,” “French Organ,” “Friends,” “The Ballad Of The 17 Year Old,” and “Jazz Odyssey.”