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Metric’s Emily Haines and James Shaw on Letting Go, Exposing Pain, and Johnny Marr

The Canadian rock band take us into Formentera and their time working with Howard Shore

Metric Formentera
Kyle Meredith with Metric, photo by Justin Broadbent

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    Metric’s Emily Haines and James Shaw join Kyle Meredith to talk Formentera, the band’s eighth studio LP.

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    The two discuss how they used a travel book as a way to escape during lockdown, inevitably influencing the journey within the songs. They also touch on learning that they’re not in total control of and finding the ways of letting go, as well as creating the epic “Doomscroller.”

    James goes on to tell us about taking inspiration from Johnny Marr, while Emily recounts their time with composer Howard Shore and if they plan to do any more film scores in the future.

    Listen to Metric talk Formentera on the Kyle Meredith With… podcast above, or watch the chat via the YouTube player below. Remember to like, review, and subscribe to KMW wherever you get your podcasts, and keep up to date with all our shows by following the Consequence Podcast Network.

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