This is definitely my type of album. I love epic sounding synth wave shit. Felt like I was floating in space with neon planets circling around me and orange shooting stars all over the place. Definitely an experience.
From the opening notes of the first track, "Slow Down", it's clear that Metric has once again created a collection of songs that are both sonically and lyrically compelling. The band's signature blend of indie rock, new wave, and electronic influences is on full display, but there's a freshness to the sound that makes "Formentera" stand out from their previous releases.
Lead singer Emily Haines' vocals are as powerful and expressive as ever, and her lyrics are poetic and thought-provoking. The standout track for me is "Risk", with its infectious chorus and lyrics about taking chances and living life to the fullest.
Other highlights include the atmospheric "Love You Back" and the danceable "Saturdaze". The album closes with the haunting "Never Enough", which showcases the band's ability to create emotional and atmospheric soundscapes.
Overall, "Formentera" is a fantastic addition to Metric's discography and a must-listen for fans of indie rock and electronic music. It's an album that rewards multiple listens and showcases the band's continued growth and creativity.