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Metric Post New Single Nothing Is Perfect

Friday, 11 August 2023 Written by Laura Johnson

Photo: Justin Broadbent

Metric have released a new single.

Nothing Is Perfect will feature on 'Formentera II', a companion album to last year's LP 'Formentera', which is due for release on October 13. The record will also feature the previously shared single Just The Once.

Introducing the pared-back new track, vocalist Emily Haines said:

“‘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."

“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!”

The Canadian band's next show will be a set at Churchill Park Music Festival in St. John's on August 18, which they'll follow up with performance at Riverfest Elora in Ontario the next day.


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