Latin Grammys 2018

Metric Packs a Punch With New 'Dressed to Suppress' Single & Video: Watch

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Metric, "Dressed to Supress"

Canadian rock band Metric has released a new performance video for "Dressed to Suppress," from their still-untitled upcoming album.

in the video, the camera follows lead singer Emily Haines around a stage as if it's watching her, drawing specific attention to her face and high heels. In retaliation, Haines sings, "We reach for the things we idolize/But the rings are just for show," and eventually breaks away from the camera as she walks off the stage at the end of the video. 

“Lyrically, the song explores the maze of conflicts we encounter in our attempts at finding and holding onto love; the absurd mating rituals we routinely perform; and the vast divide between the desires our appearances can imply and the way we actually feel inside,” Haines says in a press release.

“We’re already playing it live and it’s getting stronger every night,” she continues. “The contrast between the delicate, dreamy opening and the heavy riffs of the verse and chorus match the dramatic emotional shifts we all go through when we allow ourselves to be vulnerable, the push and pull of retaining our own identities in love.”

"Dressed to Suppress" is the second single off the forthcoming LP. The first, "Dark Saturday," was released on July 17.

Metric's upcoming album will be their seventh and follows 2015's Pagans in Vegas. The album will be released on September 21st via MMI/Crystal Math Music and is available for pre-order here.

Check out the video below.