Metric Share New Single “Just The Once”

Metric Share New Single "Just The Once"
Metric Photo by Justin Broadbent

“Just The Once,” the first single from the bands new album, is a shimmering and soulful banger featuring strings composed and arranged by Drew Jureka (Dua Lipa).

Exactly one year after the release of Metric’s 2022 album Formentera, the band has surprised fans with an unannounced and unexpected part two companion album – Formentera II, set for release on October 13.

“The only way I can describe “Just The Once” is to call it ‘regret disco’,” says lead singer Emily Haines. “It’s a song for when you need to dance yourself clean. Beneath the sparkling surface, there’s a lyrical exploration of a simple word with many meanings. Once is a word that plays a game of opposites. Once can mean once-upon-a-time and refer to a moment in the past, or it can mean someday, once something happens. And as for doing something only once versus doing something once in a while, well, I think we all know how vast the difference is between the two.”

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.

Taken together, Formentera I & II embody an 18 song statement piece written and performed by a dedicated band of artists at the height of their sonic and songwriting powers. Solidifying their identity as genre-defying risk takers, as they did 20 years ago with their debut album, Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?, Metric’s ninth studio album Formentera II continues to build upon the body of work that drives the group’s urgent purpose, with Haines acting as a lighting rod at the helm, expressing and interpreting the turbulence of life in this world, giving our complex emotions a voice.

7/8 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/10 – New York, NY – Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage
7/11 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
7/13 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
7/14 – Philadelphia, PA – TD Pavilion at the Mann
7/15 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway
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

Stream “Just The Once” HERE


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