Watch: Metric Announce New Album, Unveil Video For ‘Dark Saturday’

New record arrives September 21

Metric will release their seventh full-length studio album on September 21 via MMI/Universal, the band announced via official release Tuesday. They’ve also lifted the lid off a video for their latest single, “Dark Saturday.”

The video was directed by long time Metric collaborator, unique visual artist, and photographer Justin Broadbent. It was shot entirely on an iPhone X.

“The band and I agreed that shooting on an iPhone would be a good way to immediately connect a visual style to the authentic feeling of this record,” says Broadbent in a release. “Because it was a ‘run and gun’ style video, we needed our footprint to be tiny and quick but the video quality still needed to be high. I think this also let the band relax, not having a huge camera and lights around while allowing me the freedom to try things on the fly. Even the design of the final video looks like four separate screens magically lining up together.”

Watch the latest from Metric below.

“This is our seventh album as a band,” says front woman Emily Haines, “…we wanted the first song people heard from it to be ‘Dark Saturday’ as a sonic heads up that our guitars are back in force. Lyrically, the song depicts a dystopian nightlife scene of gaudy wealth where oblivious party girls say nauseating things like, ‘I’m so rich everything’s free.’”

The forthcoming full-length will also see guitarist Jimmy Shaw take a break from producing for the first time in the band’s last three albums. Justin Meldal-Johnsen assumed production duties for the new record, his credits include work with M83, Beck and Nine Inch Nails.

Image via Justin Broadbent