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About Metro Station
In April 2010, after months of rumors and whispers, Trace Cyrus took to Ustream and made the announcement fans dreaded: “As many of you already know, Metro Station is taking a break—and I think it’s a permanent break.” Wearing oversized sunglasses, sporting a pin-straight, asymmetrical haircut and rocking a jean jacket open enough to show his many chest tattoos, the singer/guitarist said the words with conviction. The band was over and everyone was moving on. Cyrus had already started his own solo project, Ashland High, and while fellow Metro Station singer Mason Musso continued to produce music and perform under the existing moniker, the resurrection was half-hearted and intermittent, at best. However, the combination of time and perspective managed to make the impossible occur by bringing two former musical collaborators and best friends back together.
Judging from their familiar rapport, it’s hard to believe the two spent four years apart with zero communication—Cyrus didn’t even have Musso’s phone number during that time—until Musso decided to reach out in October 2013. Much like a clandestine relationship, the pair have been hanging out ever since, but they chose to keep their reconciliation private instead of flaunting it to the world, at least not until they were both ready to go public.
What was never an issue for Cyrus and Musso was writing hit songs together. The band’s 2007 self-titled album—which included tracks like Seventeen Forever and Kelsey—has sold more than 500,000 copies and its third single, Shake It, was certified platinum, having sold more than 2.7 million copies. The song also hit No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2008 and the accompanying video has racked up 47 million YouTube views to date. In other words, when Metro Station decided to throw in the towel, they were experiencing the kind of exponential rise most bands would kill for.
Now that Musso and Cyrus have reunited, it’s time to get back into the studio and make more Metro Station music. Up first is a new EP called Gold, which features new songs like Love And War and She Likes Girls, both of which blend the group’s signature electro-pop melodies and newfound lyrical depth. The band has recorded tons of new material but they aren’t in a rush to put out a full-length album—yet. Instead, they’re choosing to release Gold and hit the road.