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Album: Nights Out (2008)

Songfacts®:

  • Metronomy frontman Joe Mount told NME that this was the first song he wrote that had "more than four or so words in it." He added: "When I wrote it I was living in a Brighton bedsit. Bedsits are great places for steering up all kinds of emotions. I think I stole the 'I want to get more from this' from Roxy Music's 'More Than This.'"
  • Philip Castle did the Nights Out album cover. Mount explained to NME: "He was an airbrush artist in the 70s and I wanted him to do a kind of pastoral English scene, but airbrush it. One problem was that airbrushing is much better if you use metallic colours, and I wanted to use dark green."

    "But yeah," Mount added, "it's supposed to look like a dystopian future city."

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