Metric unveil “Doomscroller,” a sonic 10-minute voyage that transports you into a “high speed chase through the wild terrain of modern life,” and serves as the band’s second single from their highly anticipated upcoming album, Formentera. Listen/share HERE and watch/share the video HERE.

The “Doomscroller” video is the next piece in Metric’s ongoing collaboration with photographer/visual artist Justin Broadbent. “Justin captured rare studio footage of the recording of ‘Doomscroller’ and we used it like a visual anchor, as evocative places outside the room keep creeping in,” says the band’s Emily Haines. “These traces of life on earth that appear and disappear throughout the song subtly mirror the shifting moods of the music.”

The band’s eighth studio album, Formentera, is set to release on July 8 and is now available for pre-order/pre-save HERE. See the complete tracklist and album artwork below. Formentera is available for pre-order in limited edition Natural and Cobalt Blue vinyl at

“Doomscroller” follows “All Comes Crashing,” which was described by BrooklynVegan as a “towering piece of synth pop,” while FLOOD raves, “a romantic, arena-rock anthem for the end times.” Watch/share the music video HERE.

The album is named for an idyllic island near Ibiza off the coast of Spain—a place which, for Metric, only existed in a “dream destinations” travel book sitting on the desk of their recording studio. “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. “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.”

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.”

Additionally, today the band confirm the launch of the Metric mobile app, giving fans early access to limited edition vinyl, exclusive content, concert tickets and more. You can download the app at “Metric has been working on an app to streamline the essentials and also to create a space where we can get off the usual platforms and stay in touch directly with people who know why they are there,” says Haines. “Cutting through the noise is something we’ve done since the beginning so this app feels natural.”

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