Metric Reveals New Single Via Slow Online Burn

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Want to hear the new Metric single, “Youth Without Youth,” before its May 1 release date? Well, you’re going to have to put all those messing-around-on-the-web hours to good use and hit up the band’s website every day until May rolls around.

If you jam on over to ILoveMetric.com right now, you’ll find a blank piece of notebook paper and instructions telling you to drag bolded lyrics from “Youth Without Youth” into position on that page. When you do so, you’ll get a sneak peek at the making of the song. Sadly, the lyrics are borderline illegible — in the first block of words, there’s something about playing hangman (reflected in the childlike sketch at the bottom of the page) behind a church. Let us know if you can decipher more.

In the coming days and weeks, more lyrics will be revealed as well as more clues about the song, which is off of the band’s fifth full-length studio album, Synthetica (out June 12).

This all might sound like a lot of work when it comes to unveiling a single song, but it will definitely build excitement among diehards and remind forgetful fans of its release. St. Vincent did something very similar with the release of “Surgeon,” asking fans to tweet the album title “Strange Mercy” to unlock the track.

Check out Metric’s first clue below and let us know in the comments: Will you keep up with the slow, slow reveal?

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