Canadian indie rockers Metric have announced that the follow-up to 2009′s somewhat disappointing Fantasies will be released in the UK on June 11. The record’s title, Synthetica, was inspired by ‘Bladerunner’ and a desire not to become fake, says lead singer Emily Haines, while the sound was inspired by Italian architectural visionaries Adolfo Natalini & Cristiano Toraldo Di Franca.
“Fantasies was all about pushing ourselves out into the world, going to unknown places and shaking off everything familiar,” writes Haines in a letter shared on the band’s official website. “Synthetica is about staying home and wanting to crawl out of your skin from the lack of external stimulation. [It] is about forcing yourself to confront what you see in the mirror when you finally stand still long enough to catch a reflection. [It] is about being able to identify the original in a long line of reproductions. It’s about what is real vs what is artificial.”
What else? “Synthetica is about insomnia, fucking up, fashion, all the devices and gadgets attached to our brains, getting wasted, watching people die in other countries, watching people die in your own country, dancing your ass off, questioning the cops, poetic justice, standing up for yourself, sex, the apocalypse, doing some stupid shit and totally regretting it but then telling everyone it made you stronger, leaving town as a solution to unsolvable problems, owning your actions and owning your time. That pretty much covers it.”
Read the full thing here.