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Metric Share “Love You Back” Video Featuring Footage Submitted by Their Fans

Art of Doubt Out Now via MMI/Crystal Math Music

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Metric released a new album, Art of Doubt, back in September 2018 via MMI/Crystal Math Music. Now they have shared a video for “Love You Back” that is mainly made up of footage submitted by fans, with Emily Haines and the band working their way in from time to time. Fans submitted footage of themselves singing along to the song and it’s all been edited together as a black & white clip. Watch it below.

Haines had this to say about the song in a press release: “‘Love You Back’ is about making a decision to stop being miserable. We get trapped in past incarnations of ourselves and decide that nothing can ever change. I’ve been held in place with wire and lace and waltzed around the drain. In the tension between a very dull standard of conventional morality and an intense desire to break out of it, our fixed ideas of ourselves and fear of any negative outside perception keep holding us back. What we desperately want is to ditch all that and be free.”

Haines had this to add about the video: “The video for ‘Love You Back’ is performed by fans, each owning the song in their own way. It’s addictive to watch, like a version of Instagram in an alternate reality where people are way less concerned about crafting the perfect image of happiness and instead are just feeling it, and expressing it, for real, IRL.”

Previously Metric shared Art of Doubt‘s first single, “Dark Saturday,” as well as a black & white video for the song featuring four split screens and shot on an iPhone. Then they shared another video for another new song from the album, “Dressed to Suppress” (which was one of our Songs of the Week). Then they shared a third single from the album, “Now or Never Now,” which also made our Songs of the Week list. Then there was a video for “Now or Never Now.”

Art of Doubt was the follow-up to 2015’s Pagans in Vegas. Guitarist Jimmy Shaw did not co-produce the new album, despite doing so with the band’s last three albums. Instead, Justin Meldal-Johnsen (M83, Beck) produced the album, which was recorded at Metric’s own Giant Studio in Toronto and mixed by Tony Hoffer (Phoenix, Depeche Mode).

In 2017 Haines released a new solo album, Choir of the Mind, under the name Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton. She also appeared on Hug of Thunder, Broken Social Scene‘s excellent 2017 album.

Read our 2017 The End interview with Emily Haines about endings and death.

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