Metric have debuted the video for ‘Dark Saturday’, the first single to be taken from their new album. Watch it exclusively on NME.com
After debuting the track earlier this month, the Canadian rockers have shared the suitably dark visuals for the track too.
The black & white clip sees the group exploring a mysterious city late at night after checking into a seedy motel.
Describing the video, singer Emily Haines told NME: “The song ‘Dark Saturday‘ describes a night spent trapped in useless conversation with rich idiots where all you want to do is be with your real friends.
“When we started talking to video director Justin Broadbent about how to translate that sentiment, we found we had zero interest in making a conventional music video and quickly decided it would be way more entertaining to check into a nasty motel for a night and see what happened.
“Broadbent mapped out some locations and moments and we knocked them out till the break of dawn. I love how he captured that feeling of separate loneliness for each of us in the form of four phone screens, and the “wish you were here” postcard punchline at the end. For anyone who has had that alienated “get me the hell out of here” feeling, we’re right there with you.”
Metric will release their as-yet-untitled seventh album on September 21.
The record is produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen who has previously worked with M83, Beck and Nine Inch Nails.
It was was recorded in Metric’s own Giant Studio in Toronto.
“Justin was just what we needed in a producer for this album”, says guitarist Jimmy Shaw.
“He really saw every band member eye to eye and was able to capture what we each do best. It was something I realized I couldn’t do at this stage, having been in the band for so long. We were finally able to focus on just playing again, as we did at the start. Making this album brought us together in a way we hadn’t been for quite some time and I think you can hear it in the music.”
Check out their upcoming tour dates below, you can buy tickets here.
- Sat 17th BIRMINGHAM, O2 Institute 2
- Sun 18th GLASGOW, Queen Margaret Union
- Mon 19th MANCHESTER, O2 Ritz
- Tues 20th LONDON, O2 Kentish Town Forum