LP, Limited Edition, Sky Blue Vinyl
Metric Music International – MET80216 (2022) UK, EU
Even real places become imaginary when they are so far out of reach. Named for an idyllic island near Ibiza off the coast of Spain, Formentera is a place that, for Metric, only existed on a page in a "dream destinations" travel book that lay open on a desk in the new recording studio that guitarist Jimmy Shaw built in 2020, in a rural hamlet north of Toronto. This is the setting where the band's eighth album took shape. Metric's sound is both genre-defying and genre-defining here. Formentera is the follow-up to 2018's Art of Doubt.