Single Review – Metric – Too Bad, So Sad

Toronto’s Metric build up to the September 18th release of their sixth studio album Pagans In Vegas with another single titled ‘Too Bad, So Sad’. It sets itself apart from the cold, hard electronica of the previous single ‘Casacdes’ and offers up Depeche Mode inspired riffs mixed amongst that cold, hard electronica which in this case is a little more drawn out and interchanged with backing vocals and tumbling percussion. The song’s structure is a little more simple and the chorus seems a little like an afterthought, but musically the song still works well and they’ve gelled the Indie Rock and Synth-Pop well as they’ve always done. ‘Cascades’ remains the standard for their upcoming album so far though.

Owen Riddle @oriddleo1995