LISTEN: Metric – “Youth Without Youth”
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With four LPs and seven EPs already under their belts, Toronto-based Metric can be considered veterans in the whole game. Their debut LP dropped way back in 2003 and went gold in their home country, and their 2005 and 2009 LPs (Live It Out and Fantatsies) both went platinum in Canada as well.
The group – Emily Haines, Jimmy Shaw, Josh Winstead, and Joules Scott-Key — has just announced that they’ll be dropping a new long-player — Synthetica – on June 12, and have shared the first single, “Youth Without Youth.” Hidden within the track, however, are some pretty depressing, yet poignant lyrics.
“It was a pretty instense process,” frontman Emily Haines says of the writing and recording process of the single, “it started as one verse — a sad story about the decaying social state through the yes of a depraved child…”
The song is pretty dark, but it’s also the best excuse to dance your ass off to a rather heavy message. You’ll get your chance to do it in person when Metric hits The Ritz in Ybor City, Fla. on September 29. Every ticket purchase comes with a free download of the new album, and more information on that show is available at our calendar page. Have a listen to “Youth Without Youth” below.