May 11, 2015 12:02 PM EDT

When Metric announced they’d be joining Imagine Dragons for a summer tour in February, it felt like a sure sign the Canadian indie band was wrapping up its first album in three years. That feeling was spot-on: Today, Metric is back with their new single “The Shade.” Not only does the synth-driven track pick up where the dreamy soundscapes of 2012’s Synthetica left off, it’s also seasonally appropriate, as the normally cryptic frontwoman Emily Haines sings with unusual frankness about falling in love under the stars and holding hands by the moonlit sea. As it turns out, “The Shade” doubles as the year’s most convincing call to go enjoy the weather yet.

Write to Nolan Feeney at nolan.feeney@time.com.

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