The Shade - Single
With the exception of a one-off “unfinished” track released late last year ("The Fatal Gift"), synth-rock stadium heroes Metric have not released new music since 2012’s Juno-winning record Synthetica. They break that silence with a shimmering new single, “The Shade”, made immediately available on iTunes. The track certainly has a throwback ‘80s vibe, and carries the soaring, anthemic hooks that have made the band a household name. This earworm tune will be included on the band’s forthcoming sixth album, due in September and available for pre-order as of June 2 (titled TBA).
Metric will embark on an arena tour with Imagine Dragons this summer, with stops in Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Elora ON (for Riverfest). Details can be found at ilovemetric.com.