Canadian group Metric premieres their music video for their latest single “Risk.” Watch/share the video HERE.

About Risk from Metric’s Emily Haines - “Risk” addresses the disorienting speed at which our connections are made and discarded, where our emotional survival depends on dexterous texting, and our ability to communicate collapses outside our devices. Self-sabotage, defensiveness and cynicism cause things to end before they begin, and the cycle repeats itself. But all is not lost: “There’s another way to leave the garden of Eden and I’m inclined to try.”’

Metric is also releasing a limited edition colored 10” vinyl and exclusive t-shirt for the song; both are available only in their exclusives online store, HERE.

“Risk” is the newest single from the band’s critically acclaimed seventh LP Art of Doubt, out now via MMI/Crystal Math Music. NPR Music’s “First Listen” premiered the full album, noting “on the new Art of Doubt, Metric takes another welcome hard turn—this time back into spiky, guitar-driven rock and roll;” read the full review HERE and purchase/stream the album HERE.

In celebration of the album, the group has embarked on a co-headlining Canadian tour alongside fellow Canadians July Talk and Murray A. Lightburn (of The Dears). The 12 city tour began April 17 in Victoria, and $1 from each ticket sold will be donated to the fight against climate change through the band’s ongoing work with the Plus1 organization. See below for a complete list of dates; tickets are available via the band’s website HERE.

Praise for Art of Doubt continues to pour in:

“Without fully shedding Metric’s synths—or brightening Haines’ messaging, which remains awash in class critiques and accounts of troublesome human behavior—Art of Doubt is the sound of a band that’s only reinvigorated by the arrival of its 20th anniversary.” –NPR First Listen

The group’s pulsating synthesizers and looming guitars carry new- wave urgency into the 21st century.” –The New York Times

“Emily Haines leads her band into their seventh album with their own sound... full of big, broad rock anthems.” –Pitchfork

“Partly inspired by the chaotic state of the world, the group is ready to rock again.” –Billboard

“Bolstered by pulsating synths and the urgent push-and-shove of guitar, the thesis of [Metric’s new] LP is never more clear than in four-on-the-floor gem ‘Now or Never Now,’ a cautionary tale of living one’s life like a wallflower at the discotheque.” –Rolling Stone

“[Art of Doubt is] driven by massive rock guitars and soaring synthesizers, but also by Haines’s vivid, poetic lyrics that tell the stories between the notes.” –Lenny

“Defiance never sounded so good.” –NME

“there’s a confidence and consideration here that feels hard-earned” –Stereogum

“one of our favorite albums of the year” –Uproxx

“instantly memorable and one of their best overall albums yet” –AllMusic

In anticipation of the record Metric premiered critically acclaimed videos for three album tracks: “Dressed to Suppress,” “Dark Saturday” and most recently “Now or Never Now.”

For the first time in the band’s last three albums, guitarist Jimmy Shaw did not co-produce, preferring to turn over the producer mantle to first time collaborator Justin Meldal-Johnsen (M83, Beck, Nine Inch Nails.) “Justin was just what we needed in a producer for this album,” notes Shaw. “He really saw every band member eye to eye and was able to capture what we each do best.” The album was recorded at Metric’s own Giant Studio in Toronto and mixed by Tony Hoffer (Phoenix, Depeche Mode, Air.)

“I found in the writing of these songs that I was positioning myself as being out in the world in solidarity with the people around me…no matter what’s going on internally or externally, there’s that sense of urgency, of energy. We’re still going to go out, we’re still going to socialize, to push ourselves, we’re still going to celebrate. It’s just going to be dark,” Haines explains.

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April 26 /// Toronto, ON /// Scotiabank Arena
April 27 /// Ottawa, ON /// TD Place Arena
April 28 /// London, ON /// Budweiser Gardens
May 2 /// Halifax, NS /// Halifax Scotiabank Centre
May 3 /// Moncton, NB /// Avenir Centre
May 5 /// Montreal, QC /// Mtelus