Metric Debut Video For “Just The Once”
Metric recently shared “Just The Once,” a track featuring strings composed and arranged by Drew Jureka (Dua Lipa) and mixed by Stuart White (Beyoncé). The song is the lead single off their forthcoming album Formentera II and, today, they share the official fan video for the track. Metric are set to perform a number of festival shows throughout Canada this August. See more below on the band’s new album, Formentera II, and their upcoming shows.
“We received hundreds of submissions from all over the world for our spontaneous ‘Just The Once’ fan generated music video,” notes Metric’s Emily Haines. “It was nearly impossible to choose which clips would make the final cut because, of course, I wanted to use them all. Once I started watching all these excellent unique one off humans (and animals!) being all kinds of adorable and making ‘Just The Once’ their own, I couldn’t stop. Aerial Gymnastics! Omelets! Woodworking! Dancing Dogs! Cowboys! Rollerskate! Thanks again for being your wild selves. Metric fans rule.”
year after the release of Metric’s 2022 album Formentera, the band surprised fans with an unannounced and unexpected part two companion album – Formentera II, set for release on October 13 via Metric Music International/Thirty Tigers.
Formentera II was recorded primarily at the band’s own Main Street Studios in a rural hamlet outside Toronto from 2020-2022 and was completed at Motorbass Studios in Paris in 2023.
Metric 2023 Tour Dates:
8/4-8/6 – St John, New Brunswick, Canada – Area 506 Festival
8/18 – St. John’s, NFLD, Canada – Churchill Park Music Festival
8/19-8/20 – Elora, Ontario, Canada – Riverfest @ Bissell Park
Both Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw grew up surrounded by art. Haines was born in New Delhi where her father, poet Paul Haines, was writing the lyrics for Carla Bley’s monumental Escalator Over the Hill and her activist/ teacher mother Jo ran a household steeped in experimental art and discourse stemming from their years in the Greenwich Village scene in the early 1960s. Born in London and raised in Toronto, Jimmy Shaw spent the first half of his life immersed in classical music and was accepted at the age of fifteen to the Curtis Institute in Boston and later graduated from the Juilliard Music School in New York.
Pre-order Formentera II HERE
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