Published Aug 15, 2017Emily Haines is reviving her Soft Skeleton moniker for a new solo album titled Choir of the Mind, and the Metric/Broken Social Scene singer has just unveiled another taste of the forthcoming effort.
"Statuette" follows previous visuals for album cuts "Planets" and "Fatal Gift," and once again finds Haines collaborating with artist Justin Broadbent. The latest clip starts simple, featuring footage of Haines on a casting couch, but eventually becomes a commentary on the ridiculous expectations that are often placed on women in front of the camera.
"We replicated a sleazy audition taping where the objectified woman's value is reduced to the commercial desirability of her flesh. In the video, I get to reclaim myself and own it in the end," Haines told Stereogum. "It was one of the weirder shoots I've done, acting out that humiliation, conforming to the lowered standards of all the other girls who so desperately want the part. I love the contrast between the summertime bossa nova beat and this generic, sad setting. There's a strong connection between the visual mood and the lyrics."
Choir of the Mind is due out September 15 via Last Gang/eOne. Watch the video for "Statuette" below.