Metric’s ‘Who Would You Be For Me’ Is A Throwback Lullaby

They've announced an intimate London show, too...

Metric return with new single ‘Who Would You Be For Me’.

The band will release new album ‘Formentera II’ on October 13th, the surprise follow-up to their 2022 album ‘Formentera’. Out next month, the group have also confirmed a run of intimate acoustic shows, including a date at London’s Courtyard Theatre on October 17th.

Ahead of this, Metric have shared self-described throwback lullaby ‘Who Would You Be For Me’. Out now, it taps into their roots, with the lyrics exploring their time in New York back in 2002.

A song about formative experiences and wistful memories, it’s rooted in a dulcet Emily Haines vocal, and that breezy, affecting arrangement.

Dripping in nostalgia, ‘Who Would You be For Me’ is Metric at their most sincere. The singer comments…

“‘Who Would You Be For Me’ is a throwback lullaby set in NYC in 2002. All the action takes place in Tompkins Square Park, in a subway car, and at the café on St. Marks Place where I worked as a waitress when we were getting our start…”

“Automatic behaviours and patterns are often fairly easy to flag in others, but can be a riddle to spot in yourself. In life and in love, all the emphasis in your mind can default to being what someone else wants until it dawns on you to consider your own desire. I could be the girl for you, but who would you be for me?”

Tune in now.

Photo Credit: Justin Broadbent

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