It’s taken from Metric’s upcoming album ‘Formentera’.
The video for Metric’s new track Doomscroller continues their collaboration with photographer/visual artist Justin Broadbent.
“Justin captured rare studio footage of the recording of Doomscroller and we used it like a visual anchor, as evocative places outside the room keep creeping in,” Emily Haines says. “These traces of life on earth that appear and disappear throughout the song subtly mirror the shifting moods of the music.”
Formentera, the band’s eighth studio record, is out on July 8th, its title inspired by the Balearic island which had come to epitomise, for them, the dream of lockdown escapism.
“We had been living in our imaginations for a long time, because we couldn’t physically go anywhere else,” Jimmy Shaw explains.
“When you listen to the album from beginning to end, you start with this immediate feeling of tension building, of being stuck in a loop, and then there’s this intense release that happens…you’re swept off your feet into the title-track Formentera and it’s like you escaped.”