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Metric share video for 10-minute album opener ‘Doomscroller’

Metric have shared a huge, sweeping 10-minute track, “Doomscroller.”

The song serves as the opener to their highly anticipated forthcoming album, Formentera, out July 8th. The preview is a sonic and visual journey that sends you into a “high speed chase through the wild terrain of modern life,” Metric explain. The accompanying video for the track is part of Metric’s ongoing collaboration with photographer and visual artist Justin Broadbent.

“Justin captured rare studio footage of the recording of ‘Doomscroller’ and we used it like a visual anchor, as evocative places outside the room keep creeping in,” Metric frontwoman Emily Haines explains. “These traces of life on earth that appear and disappear throughout the song subtly mirror the shifting moods of the music.”

Watch the video for “Doomscroller” below.

Their eighth studio album album is named after an island near Ibiza, which was a “dream destination” for the band.

“We came to this realization that it wasn’t even about an actual place anymore, it was about creating an escape for yourself in your mind because you’re powerless over so many things,” Haines explains.

In addition to “Doomscroller,” Formentera features the previously released “All Comes Crashing.”

Pre-order Formentera here or check out the tracklist below.

Formentera Tracklist:

01 – “Doomscroller”
02 – “All Comes Crashing”
03 – “What Feels Like Eternity”
04 – “Formentera”
05 – “Enemies Of The Ocean”
06 – “I Will Never Settle”
07 – “False Dichotomy”
08 – “Oh Please”
09 – “Paths In The Sky”

In honour of Formentera, Metric are headed out on a North American headlining tour. Metric has partnered with PLUS1, which means $1 per ticket will go toward War Child, which empowers children and families in communities affected by war across the globe.

Check out the dates below.

Metric Tour Dates:

Metric Tour Dates:
Royal Theatre — Victoria, BC* – August 11
Royal Theatre — Victoria, BC* – August 12
Orpheum Theatre — Vancouver, BC* – August 13
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium — Calgary, AB* – August 15
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium — Calgary, AB* – August 16
Edmonton Convention Centre — Edmonton, AB* – August 17
Conexus Arts Centre — Regina, SK* – August 19
TCU Place — Saskatoon, SK* – August 20
Burton Cummings Theatre — Winnipeg, MB* – August 21
London Music Hall — London, ON^ – August 25
Budweiser Stage — Toronto, ON^& – August 26
National Arts Centre — Ottawa, ON^ – August 27
MTELUS — Montreal, QC^ – August 29
Théâtre Capitole — Montreal, QC^ – August 30
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium — Halifax, NS^ – September 1
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium — Halifax, NS^ – September 2
The Orange Peel — Asheville, NC – September 24
Brooklyn Bowl — Nashville, TN – September 25
Tabernacle — Atlanta, GA – September 26
House of Blues Dallas — Dallas, TX – September 28
House of Blues Houston — Houston, TX – September 29
ACL Live at The Moody Theater — Austin, TX – September 30
The Van Buren — Phoenix, AZ – October 2
The Observatory North Park — San Diego, CA – October 3
The Wiltern — Los Angeles, CA – October 6
The Fillmore — San Francisco, CA – October 7
McMenamins Crystal Ballroom — Portland, OR – October 11
Moore Theatre — Seattle, WA – October 12
The Depot — Salt Lake City, UT – October 14
The Fillmore Auditorium — Denver, CO – October 15
The Fillmore Minneapolis — Minneapolis, MN – October 17
The Chicago Theatre — Chicago, IL – October 18
The Fillmore Detroit — Detroit, MI – October 19
The National — Richmond, VA – October 21
The Fillmore Silver Spring — Silver Spring, MD – October 22
The Filmore Philadelphia — Philadelphia, PA – October 23
House Of Blues Boston — Boston, MA – October 25
Brooklyn Steel — Brooklyn, NY – October 26
Brooklyn Steel — Brooklyn, NY – October 27

*with Dear Rouge
^with Bartees Strange
^&with Interpol, Spoon and Bartees Strange

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