Metric have shared their new single ‘Who Would You Be For Me’ and introduced a handful of intimate UK and EU gigs.
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‘Who Would You Be For Me’ is the third single Metric – comprised of frontwoman Emily Haines, guitarist James Shaw, bassist Joshua Winstead and drummer Joules Scott-Key – have launched from their forthcoming album ‘Formentera II’. It follows ‘Nothing Is Excellent‘ and ‘Simply This As soon as‘.
Talking of the observe in a press launch, Haines stated: “‘Who Would You Be For Me’ is a throwback lullaby set in NYC in 2002. All of the motion takes place in Tompkins Sq. Park, in a subway automobile, and on the café on St. Marks Place the place I labored as a waitress after we have been getting our begin.”
She continued: “Automated behaviors and patterns are sometimes pretty straightforward to flag in others, however is usually a riddle to identify in your self. In life and in love, all of the emphasis in your thoughts can default to being what another person needs till it dawns on you to contemplate your individual need. I might be the lady for you, however who would you be for me?”
The band are additionally celebrating the twentieth anniversary of their debut LP ‘Outdated World Underground, The place Are You Now?’. In it’s honour, they’ve re-issued the album on vinyl with new colour variants resembling neon violet, sizzling pink and tangerine. Go to right here to buy a duplicate.
Metric might be enjoying a handful of intimate exhibits in celebration of the album’s twentieth anniversary. They are going to be making stops in London, Paris and Berlin after enjoying at a few of their favorite golf equipment within the US. Try a full checklist of dates under and go to right here for tickets.
METRIC ‘FORMENTERA II’ album paintings. Credit score: PRESS
Metric’s intimate present dates are:
10 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
12 – The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA
14 – The Live performance Corridor – Toronto, ONT
17- The Courtyard Theatre, London
19 – Etoile, Paris
21 – Privat Klub, Berlin
The band’s upcoming album ‘Formentera II’ is ready for launch on October 13 by way of Metric Music Worldwide/Thirty Tigers. Pre-order the LP right here. It follows their 2022 album ‘Formentera’.
In a four-star evaluate of their 2022 LP, NME‘s Rhian Daly shared: “‘Formentera’ is an train in attempting to let go till it hits the title observe. ‘What Feels Like Eternity’ grows in energy, its refrain adopting a tunnel imaginative and prescient method as Haines narrates over zipping guitars: “Head down / Don’t lookup / I grind alongside.” When chiming guitar melodies burst by in direction of its finish, it appears like a breakthrough; just like the battle to get by to higher days is nearly gained.”
She continued: “The orchestral intro of the title observe solely reinforces that, bringing some stillness and calm after the tense and anxious storm. “Why not simply let go?” Haines asks later. “The stakes aren’t my very own / On Formentera seaside / Why not stroll away?”