Metric, release new song ‘What Feels Like Eternity’ from their forthcoming album, Formentera. Listen/share HERE and watch/share the “so 90s” live performance video HERE, that hearkens back to an era when MTV and alternative rock ruled.
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 ilovemetricstore.com.
‘What Feels Like Eternity’ is the third song to be released from the new album, the first being ‘All Comes Crashing’ which has quickly become a mainstay in Metric’s catalog as their fastest record to cross 1 million streams.
‘Doomscroller’ was met with instant praise upon release, and is a unique centrepiece to Metric’s upcoming Formentera album. The track – which sits at over 10 minutes – is a rollercoaster of emotions, taking the listener through a “high speed chase through the wild terrain of modern life.”
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.”
The band recently launched a mobile app, giving fans early access to limited edition vinyl, exclusive content, concert tickets and more, including 7” singles for “All Comes Crashing” and “Doomscroller” within the app for fans to purchase. You can download the app at ilovemetricapp.com.
The band will be hitting the road on a North American headline tour, The Doomscroller Tour, set to kick off this August in Victoria, BC with stops in 39-cities. Additional dates in the UK and Europe are being finalised and will be announced soon.