Metric fans excited to catch the band on their current North American tour with Smashing Pumpkins can whet their appetite a brand new single and music video “Dressed to Suppress.” The song is from their as-yet-untitled 7th studio album, which will drop Sept. 21 via MMI/Crystal Math Music.
The Toronto indie-rockers unveiled the new single on July 27 via Twitter and other social media. "Dress to Suppress” is the second track to surface from the highly anticipated follow up to 2015's Pagans in Vegas and comes hot on the heels of the lead single “Black Saturday," which was released on July 17.
The official video for “Dressed to Suppress” was directed by Jeff Broadbent, who also helmed the band's previous release “Black Saturday.” Shot in black & white, the 5:46-minute clip captures singer Emily Haines and company performing the song in a live action setting.
The new single opens with an atmospheric synth drone before morphing into a driving pop-rocker. The camera focuses primarily on Haines, whose echo-drenched voice floats above the layered synth intro as she sings, “And we keep speeding/And we keep crashing/And we keep reaching.”
Metric's 7th album is available is for preorder here in a variety of bundles in CD, digital and vinyl formats. The album title, track listing and cover art are TBA. Fans can check out the video for “Dressed to Suppress” above.
Metric are currently supporting the reunited Smashing Pumpkins on their Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour of North America, which launched July 12 in Glendale, Ariz. The tour continues on July 27 in Baltimore at Royal Farms Arena and will wrap up Sept. 9 in Edmonton, Alta., at Rogers Place. Grab your tickets to see Metric and Smashing Pumpkins now at AXS.