Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Album: Metronomy Forever (2019)

Songfacts®:

  • This dancefloor-ready song originated when Metronomy leader Joe Mount was experimenting with some 12-bar blues. "I'd never made a blues song before," he told NME.

    Mount scribbled some lyrics to accompany his bluesy tinkering in which he "was comparing someone to hot water and sparkling water." It got to the point where the singer wondered if he was being too flippant, but he thought to himself, "It doesn't need to be a joke' – it can be sincere. It's a nice little ditty."
  • Mount directed the delicious summer anthem's lighthearted video, which centers on a standoff between two competing ice cream businesses.

    "Years ago a friend of mine gave me a VHS tape of the MTV show 120 Minutes," said Mount of the clip's inspiration. "It's something I'd get him to do every so often as I was a bit obsessed with music TV at the time. On one particular tape was the video for 'Sonne' by Rammstein, I'd never seen them before and it blew my mind. This video is a sort of homage to that, but with an added story about the gentrification of ice cream parlors."

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