Emily Haines (Photo by Justin Broadbent)
Emily Haines, the always melodic lead singer of Metric, released Choir of the Mind, a solo album with her project The Soft Skeleton, in September via Last Gang Records/eOne. Emily launched a solo tour that arrives at Sixth and I Historic Synagogue on Saturday, Dec. 2.
Choir of the Mind is Emily’s first solo outing in 10 years, following up Knives Don’t Have Your Back (2006) and a companion EP What Is Free to a Good Home? (2007). Emily recently debuted the video for “Legend of the Wild Horse” from Choir of the Mind in W Magazine. And W Magazine said, “‘Legend of the Wild Horse’ has the slightly surreal quality of a fable, yet at the same time, it’s an authoritative statement about who wields power, and how.”
Watch the official music video for “Legend of the Wild Horse” by Emily Haines and The Soft Skeleton on YouTube:
“Choir of the Mind… is a nuanced meditation on loss and injustice, and a stunning showcase for Ms. Haines’s vocal harmonies,” praised The New York Times.
Emily’s other solo recordings also focused on loss in particular, capturing inspiration from the loss of her father — writer, poet, and jazz lyricist Paul Haines. Now, Emily continues to ponder big questions of loss, life, and womanhood with Choir of the Mind.
Catch the show in DC tomorrow! Not many tickets are left, so buy your tickets online.
Emily Haines and The Soft Skeleton
Sixth and I
Saturday, Dec. 2
Doors @ 7pm
$26-$29 GA/$86 VIP