METAL wrote "Time"—which premieres today on The FADER—during a a desert odyssey in Arizona. "The desert's isolation brought the best out of me," the N.Y.-based R&B and emo singer told The FADER.
The track is a forlorn love song or an optimistic breakup anthem, depending on how you choose to take it. Over a sweeping and occasionally glitchy soundscape, METAL wonders mournful but determined, What the hell are we waiting for/ If we still in love then let's make some more.
"'Time' was realizing who I am as a writer and artist—that I can write the baddest yet somehow saddest love songs," he explained. "I wrote it wishing my insecurities as a twenty-something would die and love would take its place. At some point the tireless energy spent on figuring each other out breaks you and you quit forcing or deceiving yourself. Whatever, sometimes a fight is worth what comes afterwords."