Two weeks after releasing ‘Dark Saturday’, described by Noisey as “one of Metric’s scuzziest and most immediate songs since ‘Fantasies’”, ‘Dressed to Suppress’ is the second song unveiled from METRIC’s forthcoming album due on September 21st.
“Lyrically, the song explores the maze of conflicts we encounter in our attempts at finding and holding onto love; the absurd mating rituals we routinely perform; and the vast divide between the desires our appearances can imply and the way we actually feel inside.”, explains lead singer Emily Haines. “Sonically, it’s one of the most intense songs on the album. We’re already playing it live and it’s getting stronger every night. The contrast between the delicate, dreamy opening and the heavy riffs of the verse and chorus match the dramatic emotional shifts we all go through when we allow ourselves to be vulnerable, the push and pull of retaining our own identities in love”.
Watch the video for “Dressed to Suppress” by award-winning director Justin Broadbent HERE
The new album was produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen (M83, Beck, Nine Inch Nails) and mixed by Tony Hoffer (Phoenix, Depeche Mode and Air). While no title, artwork or track listing has been revealed, fans can pre-order the album from the band’s website in a variety of bundles including exclusive items. Fans who pre-order early will receive a signed, limited edition “Dark Saturday” 7” flexi-disc vinyl with their purchase at no extra cost, available only while supplies last.
On July 12th METRIC kicked off a 38-date run of live performances in arenas across North America as special guests on the reunion tour of alternative rock legends Smashing Pumpkins. Tickets are available from www.ilovemetric.com/tour/
METRIC play the following UK dates in November as part of their European tour: