OMD release 'Metroland' as first single from their forthcoming LP 'English Electric', released beginning of April. Written, recorded, produced and mixed by OMD - Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys - ambrosial cries herald the start of an expansive, intrepid and uplifting synth-pop odyssey, one grounded by its industrial backbone but also blissful and euphoric as it heads for the sky and beyond. OMD's Andy McCluskey says "The song is inspired by the early 20th Century London Metropolitan Railway Linecampaign slogan to "come and live in Metroland." So many commuters moved from the smoky capital that the very rural idyll they sought was swamped by miles of mock Tudor suburb. The act of reaching for Utopia destroys it." 'Metroland' has been given the remix treatment by The Manhattan Clique (Lady Gaga, Nelly Furtado, La Roux and Katy Perry), Roger Erikson (Depeche Mode) and Belgium's Metroland.