"Dark Saturday" was released as the first single from Metric's seventh album Art of Doubt
. The record finds the Canadian band returning to their more familiar guitar-based sound after dabbling with synth-pop on their previous set Pagans in Vegas
. Emily Haines told NME
"'Dark Saturday' was a little nod to everyone with broken hearts over the lack of guitars on Pagans In Vegas
. That was an example of just pure fun. Not only are there guitars, but it's nasty and rude. You hear the amp, you hear the noise, and it's not a slick, electronic reality."