METRIC – ” What Feels Like Eternity “

Posted: October 1, 2022 in MUSIC

Metric shared a video for their new song, “What Feels Like Eternity.” It is the third single from their album, “Formentera”, which was released on July 8th.

Upon announcement of the album in April, the band shared the album track “All Comes Crashing,” Then they shared its second single, the 10-minute long “Doomscroller,” which we somehow neglected to post about . Their previous album, “Art of Doubt”, came out in 2018 via MMI/Crystal Math Music.

“Formentera” is named for an island off the coast of Spain, near Ibiza. The island was discovered by the band in a travel book sitting on the desk of their recording studio and inspired them in the midst of pandemic lockdowns, when they couldn’t actually travel there. Metrics newest collection of electro-indie drags you from the abyss that is our current day-to-day, acknowledging the fragile fate of life whilst encouraging you to appreciate the here and now. It’s dark and claustrophobic, but dreamy and imaginative with grand, cinematic synth arrangements. 

“We had been living in our imaginations for a long time, because we couldn’t physically go anywhere else,” explains guitarist and co-producer Jimmy Shaw in a press release. “When you listen to the album from beginning to end, you start with this immediate feeling of tension building, of being stuck in a loop, and then there’s this intense release that happens… you’re swept off your feet into the title track ‘Formentera’ and it’s like you escaped.”

Frontwoman Emily Haines continues: “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.”

“What Feels Like Eternity” by Metric from the forthcoming album “Formentera“:

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