Metric Premieres New Music Video for “Love You Back”
- Toronto-based rock band Metric has dropped a new music video for “Love You Back” directed by Kristina Fleischer and Jonny Sanders.
Last September, the band released the seventh studio album "Art of Doubt", which appeared “Love You Back”.
The video features dozens of Metric fans from around the world lip-syncing and dancing with the song.
“The video for ‘Love You Back’ is performed by fans, each owning the song in their own way,” lead singer Emily Haines said of the video. “It’s addictive to watch, like a version of Instagram in an alternate reality where people are way less concerned about crafting the perfect image of happiness and instead are just feeling it, and expressing it, for real, IRL.”
- She said of the song, “Lyrically, ‘Love You Back’ is about making a decision to stop being miserable. Easier said than done, I know. We get trapped in past incarnations of ourselves and decide that nothing can ever change. In the tension between a very dull standard of conventional morality and an intense desire to break out of it, our fixed ideas of ourselves and fear of any negative outside perception keep holding us back. What we desperately want is to ditch all that and be free. Am I right?”
Also, she said about Valentine’s Day, with the theme of the song, “Now, don’t get me wrong. Obviously, I LOVE love. And with equal enthusiasm, I love flowers, overpriced prix-fixe dinners and having reasons to eat chocolate in cute shapes like hearts. But I would like to humbly suggest that we broaden our definition of love this year, outside the scope of happy couples performing their relationships on the grand stage of life for all to see. This Valentine’s Day, I’d like to draw your attention to all the other forms of love. The love you feel for your friends, those people who have the dubious honor of being there for you when things fall apart. The love you feel for your family, your parents, your kids, your pets (Good boy, Romeo! Good boy!) The love you feel for music, for strangers who somehow feel like cosmic allies, for people who may not be exactly like you, for the sun and the moon and the stars.”
- source : Rolling Stone