Metric – Help I’m Alive

by MV


I’ve always had a soft spot for Metric, largely down to Emily Haines’ beautiful vocals, which always struck me as pretty suitable for music somewhat more pop than her own. It was a remix (an utterly brilliant remix) that first convinced me to pay attention, and it’s recently been another one that reminded me of the pop potential of that voice. Back to the original though: for me, it’s the closest to pop (without the aid of remixers) that Metric have yet come. It retains their distinctiveness while emerging from the slightly shadowy, gloomy territory previously occupied. Good stuff, but that Twelves remix is still what it’s all about…