Metric gives us another taste of their upcoming album with the new track “Dressed to Suppress.” The track premiered over at Stereogum this morning (July 26) along with its black and white music video, which was filmed entirely on an iPhone X. Directed by Justin Broadbent, who has worked with the band on songs like “Youth Without Youth” and “Synthetica,” the performance clip was filmed in one continuous shot. Check it out below.
Frontwoman Emily Haines released a press statement about the song saying:
“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. 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.”
Just last week the band premiered the lead single, “Dark Saturday,” on NPR’s All Songs Considered. Both tracks can be found on their currently untitled seventh album, which drops September 21 via MMI/Crystal Math Records. You can pre-order your copy here. The band is currently on tour with the Smashing Pumpkins on their Shiny and Oh So Bright tour. Tickets are on sale now. After the trek ends on September 8, they’ll embark on a headlining tour overseas starting October 25 in Moscow. Check out those dates here.