Canadian rock group Metric has premiered the video for their album track “Risk” this morning. The video features just frontwoman Emily Haines, skipping around a warehouse, singing the song.

“‘Risk’ addresses the disorienting speed at which our connections are made and discarded,” Metric frontwoman Emily Haines says, “where our emotional survival depends on dexterous texting, and our ability to communicate collapses outside our devices. Self-sabotage, defensiveness and cynicism cause things to end before they begin, and the cycle repeats itself. But all is not lost: “There’s another way to leave the garden of Eden and I’m inclined to try.”

“Risk” is the eighth track off their seventh album, Art of Doubt, out now via MMI/Crystal Math Music. The band is also releasing a limited edition colored 10” vinyl and exclusive t-shirt for the song, currently available here.

“I found in the writing of these songs that I was positioning myself as being out in the world in solidarity with the people around me…no matter what’s going on internally or externally, there’s that sense of urgency, of energy. We’re still going to go out, we’re still going to socialize, to push ourselves, we’re still going to celebrate. It’s just going to be dark,” Haines says of the album.

For the album, Metric has also scheduled on tour with fellow Canadians July Talk and Murray A. Lightburn (of The Dears). The 12-date Canadian tour kicked off April 17 in Victoria, and sees the band trekking to all the major Canadian cities. $1 from each ticket sold will be donated to the fight against climate change through the band’s ongoing work with Plus1. See below for a list of remaining dates; tickets are available here.

Metric tour dates:
May 2 – Halifax, NS // Scotiabank Centre Concert Bowl
May 3 – Moncton, NB // Avenir Centre Concert Theatre
May 5 –  Montreal, QC // MTelus