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Metric release new single "Nothing Is Perfect"

11 August 2023, 14:44 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Metric have released their new single, "Nothing Is Perfect" along with a music video directed by Justin Broadbent.

Last month, exactly one year after the release of Metric’s 2022 album Formentera, the band surprised fans with an unannounced and unexpected part two companion album - Formentera II. Both “Nothing Is Perfect” and the previously released “Just The Once” will be are featured on the new album.

“‘Nothing Is Perfect’ stands out on Formentera II as the lone track that is carried by only acoustic guitar and vocals. We explored many renditions of this song during the recording process, but in the end found that everything we tried adding seemed to detract from the essence of it,” Emily Haines said of the track.

“Lyrically, "Nothing Is Perfect" takes the common expression away from its usual meaning, giving substance to "nothing" as a concrete thing that can be actively pursued and obtained: Nothing is perfect/ I've earned it/ All absence achieved/ No fences, no exits, no lies."

"For the official music video, we worked with Justin Broadbent to create an atmospheric and surreal visual accompaniment to enhance the otherworldly mood of the song, with stylistic nods to Terrence Malick and David Lynch. The song ends with a meditative and anthemic repetition of the word "nothing", like I'm celebrating it and singing its praises. I love nothing!”

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. From Main Street to Motorbass, this is Metric at its best.

"Nothing Is Perfect" is out now. Formentera II will arrive on 13 October via Metric Music International/Thirty Tigers.

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