Published Jun 09, 2017Metric frontwoman Emily Haines released her first album under the moniker Emily Haines & the Soft Skeleton with Knives Don't Have Your Back in 2006, then followed that up with the What Is Free to a Good Home? EP in 2007. The project's been largely dormant since, but that's about to change.
Haines has shared a new single titled "Fatal Gift," and as the Globe and Mail reports, it comes from an upcoming album called Choir of the Mind.
The 13-song album was recorded in Toronto at Metric bandmate James Shaw's studio, with Haines handling production duties herself.
"The through-line of this record is a fascination with feminine strength and what that looks like," Haines told the Globe. "Often, we're presented with either vulnerability out of innocence, and that's celebrated, or a sort of hardened, leather-jacket-over-your-heart, 'I've been through it all' toughness, which I refuse to become. I refuse to become tough. The process of making this record was about going into those places but bringing out light. This isn't a record that brings you down."
A full tracklisting has yet to be revealed, but "Fatal Gift" serves as an introduction to the latest set of songs. Listen to it below, or find it on your favourite streaming service here.
Haines also appears on the upcoming Broken Social Scene record, Hug of Thunder. Metric's most recent album arrived with Pagans in Vegas in 2015.