It’s not often I’m reduced to calling a song the summer jam, but Metic’s “Help, I’m Alive” has just about become the de facto jam.
Metric’s performance for Letterman isn’t all that great, it seems like they kinda phoned in the performance. Well, Emily Haines seems to anyways.
Still, just listen to way hammer rolls off her tongue. It’s like she turns the word hammer into two distinct words. But the emotion of the song is what truly resonates. That feeling that sometimes life is so overwhelmingly amazing, so beautiful in fact, that it causes a panic attack. As if you drink in oxygen in large gulps but it does you no good.
(psst … you can purchase a bunch of their singles for a $1)