Track of the Week: The Bay by Metronomy

This week’s track is The Bay by Metronomy off of English Rivera. Surprisingly, this is Metronomy’s first appearance on TOTW. I’d originally come across them with a free iTunes download of Heartbreak from their Nights Out EP. Half lo-fi, half electronica, they have a very unique and original sound that is hugely different from album to album. The Bay may not where you want to be right now as it’s the middle of May and it’s raining, but hopefully this little track will help get you through the day. As seems to be the tradition on track of the week, The Bay is the most upbeat and high tempo track from the album. I’m not entirely sure what the song is about, but it’s totally possible it’s about the San Francisco Bay Area since the lyrics are quite clear what it’s not.