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- Posted on Nov 8th 2010 6:00PM by Marina Galperina
Video: 'Black Sheep'
Highlight: "'Black Sheep' was always an unusual number. It went through various road tests and revisions throughout the making of our album 'Fantasies.' It was a real banger live, but it didn't make the cut, mostly because no one, including me, could get a handle on what the hell the song was about," Metric's Emily Haines tells Spinner. "I wrote the lyrics all at once in this full-on stream-of-consciousness moment and I couldn't explain where all the imagery was coming from. It was plucked from the unknown. 'Now that the truth is just a rule that you can bend/You crack the whip, shape-shift and trick the past again.' Come again?" See the banger live in the video below and check our more scoop after the break.
"To make matters worse, I insisted that the song begin with a creepy chanting intro. I had the whole band in the vocal booth whispering the words 'black sheep come home' without knowing why," Emily Haines adds. When 'Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World' director Edgar Wright called on Metric in April 2008, 'Black Sheep' found the perfect home. "Lyrically, musically, even the intro! This song was exactly what Nigel and Edgar needed for the pivotal scene at Lee's Palace. Actress Brie Larson makes it her own in the film and sings it completely differently than me! We're proud to have the original Metric version on such a slamming soundtrack alongside T-Rex, the Stones, Beck, Black Lips and, of course, our pals Broken Social Scene."