Metric Debut “Who Would You Be For Me”

Metric debut new single "Who Would You Be For Me." The track is off the band's album 'Formentera II' now out via Metric Music International
Metric Photo Credit: Justin Broadben

Metric have released their new single, “Who Would You Be For Me.” A track off their forthcoming album Formentera II, out on October 13 via Metric Music International/Thirty Tigers. The album is the surprise follow up to Metric’s 2022 album Formentera. In addition to the new single, both “Nothing Is Perfect” and “Just The Once” have been released in the past few weeks.

Metric will also play a series of intimate concerts this fall at some of their favorite clubs in the US, Canada and Europe. The shows will kick off on October 10th at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City and will include stops in London, Paris, Berlin, Los Angeles and their hometown of Toronto. Tickets for these special shows will go on sale today at 10AM Local time. In November, the band will also tour Central and South America

Emily Haines on “Who Would You Be For Me”

The song “Who Would You Be For Me” is a throwback lullaby set in NYC in 2002. All the action takes place in Tompkins Square Park, in a subway car, and at the café on St. Marks Place where I worked as a waitress when we were getting our start.

Automatic behaviors and patterns are often fairly easy to flag in others but can be a riddle to spot in yourself. In life and in love, all the emphasis in your mind can default to being what someone else wants until it dawns on you to consider your own desire. I could be the girl for you, but who would you be for me? This week also marks the 20 year anniversary of their remarkable debut, Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?.

Formentera II
Track Listing:

1. Detour Up
2. Just The Once
3. Stone Window
4. Days Of Oblivion
5. Who Would You Be For Me
6. Suckers
7. Nothing Is Perfect
8. Descendants
9. Go Ahead And Cry

Metric 2023 Tour Dates:

10/10 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
10/12 – The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA
10/14 – The Concert Hall – Toronto, ONT
10/17 – Courtyard Theater – London, UK*
10/19 – Etoile – Paris, FRANCE*
10/21 – Privat Klub – Berlin, GERMANY*
11/21 – Metropolitan Theatre – Mexico City, MEXICO
11/22 – Showcenter Complex – Monterey, MEXICO
11/27 – Región Metropolitana, Chile – Teatro Coliseo – Santiago, CHILE
11/29-12/01 – São Paulo, BRAZIL (Festival Date)

*- Duo Acoustic Performance with Emily & Jimmy


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