April 30th, 2012
Metric have released their energetic first single, Youth Without Youth, from their long-awaited upcoming fifth studio album Synthetica and proven that time spent in between albums has not been wasted. With a release date of June 12, Synthetica marks the Toronto-based bands first release since 2009’s Fantasies, which won Metric a Juno for Alternative Album of the Year and Group of the Year in 2010.
Youth Without Youth features a darker sound for the band, with an almost menacing synthesizer sound audible in the background of the track. As a possible explanation for the sombre feel of Youth Without Youth’s lyrics, Metric lead singer Emily Haines describes Synthetica as being about “insomnia, f**king up, fashion, all the devices and gadgets attached to our brains, getting wasted, watching people die in other countries, watching people die in your own country, dancing your ass off, questioning the cops, poetic justice, standing up for yourself, sex, the apocalypse, doing some stupid shit and totally regretting it but then telling everyone it made you stronger, leaving town as a solution to unsolvable problems, owning your actions and owning your time.”
Recorded in Toronto and New York, Metric teamed up with producer John O’Mahony and Metric bandmember Jimmy Shaw to make Synthetica. Get a taste of Metric’s next album with Youth Without Youth below.