Emily Haines of Metric To Release Solo Album In September
By: Spacelab Research Staff Metric's Emily Haines might be the new Spencer Krug. She's revealed that she's been writing songs on and off for a number of years now, for fun, for inspiration, and just because that's what creative people do... and now she's decided to put them all down to a recording.
“Everywhere I’ve lived while working with Metric, I’ve written songs on the piano and played them for no one. On the advice of a friend, I decided I’d better start recording them before they were forgotten. Four meandering years later I ended up with this collection of songs featuring a few of my favorite people, a group I call The Soft Skeleton.”
Emily says that the songs were written in different hot spots around North America, like New York, LA, Montreal and Toronto. The album will be a stripped down, quieter affair with pianos, strings, and horns. She likes to be quiet with the music.
“When I was a little kid… I would creep downstairs to the piano and write rudimentary songs about imaginary places. I’m told the first song I ever wrote was a love song to a cranberry tree. I always used the mute pedal. I hated the idea of anybody hearing me.”
The album will be called Knives Don't Have Your Back, and will be released on September 26th on Last Gang Records. It will include appearances from Scott Minor (Sparklehorse), Justin Peroff (BSS), Jimmy Shaw (Metric), and Evan Cranley (Stars).
Knives Don't Have Your Back Track List: 01 Our Hell
02 The Lottery
03 Doctor Blind
04 Nothing & Nowhere
05 Crowd Surf off a Cliff
06 The Maid Needs a Maid
07 Mostly Waving
08 City of Night
09 Reading in Bed
10 Detective Daughter
12 The Last Page