Pagans In Vegas, the forthcoming album from the Canadian synth-rock stars Metric, has already yielded the new songs “The Shade,” “Cascades,” and “Too Bad, So Sad.” Now we get to hear a fourth: “Fortunes,” a tense and itchy new waver that explodes into a lovely, fluttery chorus. Talking about the song’s lyrics to Entertainment Weekly, frontwoman Emily Haines says, “I found writing it was from a place of anxiety, and the sense that it was too late to leave and searching for the community or the culture or the scene that you’re part of wherever you live. Is it finite? Is it over and you didn’t notice? Is it there and you’re not in it?” Listen to it below.
Pagans In Vegas is out 9/18 via MMI/Crystal Math.