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Track of the Week: “The Shade” by Metric

Cover art for Pagans in Vegas
Cover art for Pagans in Vegas

Canadian band Metric’s sixth album, Pagans in Vegaswas released earlier last month, but this Track of the Week has been available to the public since early May.  While many of the tracks on the new album feature the band’s signature synth-heavy, alternative sound, “The Shade” stands out with its prominent synth-and-drumbeat intro, with lead vocalist Emily Haines drifting through dreamy verses and bridge, breaking into an elated chorus of “I want it all, I want it all”, all with a driving beat behind it. “The Shade” is an optimistic tune that’s certain to lift your spirits whenever you hear it, especially when playing the song with your band on a rooftop at sunset. At least, that’s what the music video leads me to believe.

You can listen to “The Shade” below, which is available on iTunes along with the rest of Pagans in Vegas.