Monstrous

Album: Love Letters (2014)
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Songfacts®:

  • Frontman Joe Mount told NME: "Originally, the whole song was played on a Baldwin electric harpsichord, the same type used on 'Because' by the Beatles. It's a mediaeval style song about the end of the party, wanting, like, your parents to come and get you."
  • Mount told Artist Direct how the song came together: "That one started live. I sat down at the keyboard and came up with this keyboard line. It's normal for most people but weird for me. I recorded on a harpsichord, and it sounded like this crazy medieval dance."

    "The lyrics were a bit odd for me," he added. "You become more comfortable with these things. We eventually replaced the medieval harpsichord with a slightly less medieval organ [Laughs]. It reminds me. I used to play this game Columns. It was like Tetris but on Sega. It reminds me of that game now!"
  • The recording of this song was a major source of irritation for Metronomy keyboardist Oscar Cash. Mount recalled to NME: "I drove him mad by asking him to play over and over again on harpsichord, on a synthesizer. I think he hates that song."

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