16 January 2010
Song to Love: Gimme Sympathy - Metric
Since I knew nothing of the band, I wasn't prepared to get so into them after just a couple songs they played within the 29 minute show. The repeating choruses and the just-poppy-enough beats really made me happy. It's actually been weeks since I saw the performance but I still haven't gotten it out of my head which led me to finding out more information about them today. The song I particularly liked is called "Gimme Sympathy" which has some cutesy references to The Beatles and The Rolling Stones which normally might be a little irritating for some reason but they really pull it off. The band overall seems really likable and I appreciate the mixture of light/dark lyrics and melodies. I'm just a beginner when it come to Metric knowledge but from what Wikipedia tells me, they're a Canadian indie rock band, four albums deep into a career that has already seen them win numerous awards in Canada and tour the world.
"Gimme Sympathy" is track six off their newest album Fantasies, released last year and written by Haines and lead guitarist Jimmy Shaw.
Below is the music video and the acoustic version given to fans who pre-ordered the new album. Enjoy!