Metric’s Emily Haines and James Shaw went straight from the Sasquatch stage where they were playing in front of thousands to the Columbia River where they did an acoustic performance of “Synthetica,” the title track off their new record.
The bare setting is perfect for the mood of the song and sounds completely different without the electric guitar. The sweeping sunset and natural setting is perfect when she sings: “Hey, I’m not synthetica.”
The duo filmed the song with NPR.
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Pete Wentz may wear guyliner, but he isn’t gay – he only wishes he was.
In an interview with NPR, Wentz says he would welcome the social controversy. “I would never come out and say I’m gay, because I’m not gay. There’s part of me that kind of wishes I was gay, and I think that comes from anybody constantly wishing they were in the minority and constantly wants to be fighting everybody off.”
Wentz credits David Bowie, Marilyn Manson and Kurt Cobain for influencing his love of sexual ambiguity. He sometimes switches “she” with “he” in his lyrics, and is known for kissing his bandmates on stage.
As for male makeup tips, Wentz suggests you “Smear it. Because if you’re a guy, you don’t want your makeup to look perfect.”