Metric have announced their new album Formentera II, the follow-up to 2022’s Formentera. The album arrives on October 13th via Metric Music.
The initial recordings for Formentera II were made during the pandemic at the band’s Manin Street Studios in Toronto before finishing up the project earlier this year at Motorbass Studios in Paris. Guitarist Jimmy Shaw and longtime collaborators Liam O’Neil and Gus van Go handled engineering and mixing.
As a preview of what’s to come, the band have shared lead single “Just the Once,” which singer Emily Haines describes as “regret disco.”
“It’s a song for when you need to dance yourself clean,” Haines said in a statement. “Beneath the sparkling surface, there’s a lyrical exploration of a simple word with many meanings. Once is a word that plays a game of opposites. Once can mean once-upon-a-time and refer to a moment in the past, or it can mean someday, once something happens. And as for doing something only once versus doing something once in a while, well, I think we all know how vast the difference is between the two.”
Listen to the song below.
Pre-order Formentera II here. The album will be available on CD as well as marble blue vinyl and sea glass blue vinyl. Additionally, Formentera and Formentera II will be packaged as a double vinyl set.
01. Detour Up
02. Just the Once
03. Stone Window
04. Days of Oblivion
05. Who Would You Be for Me
07. Nothing Is Perfect
09. Go Ahead and Cry