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Watch: Metric - “The Shade” Video

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Aug 14, 2015
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Metric have shared a video for "The Shade," a song from the band's forthcoming new album, Pagans in Vegas (due out September 18 via their own label MMI). In it frontwoman Emily Haines is an old school telephone operator. That's intercut with various images, some political in nature (such as riot police or the melting polar ice caps), while the band also performs the song at sunset on a Los Angeles rooftop (the downtown LA skyline looming in the background).

Rolling Stone premiered the video and talked to Haines about it. "We live in a world inundated with imagery," she explained to them. "Pictures, videos and graphics permeate our consciousness all hours of the day. That's what we wanted to capture in 'The Shade': humanity and nature caught in patterns and loops of beauty, destruction, and decay. When I say, 'I want it all,' this is what I'm talking about. Look at the world around you. Don't shy away from what you see, even if it's ugly. Own up to yourself and be prepared to be thrown your share of shade."

Lauren Graham directed the video. Check it out below.


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