Stereogum premieres the video for the new song “Statuette” from Metric frontwomanEmily Haines. View Stereogum post HEREand share video HERE. Until the album release, the track will be available as an exclusive download via international advocacy organization Global Citizen as part of their She Decides campaign. Check HERE for more information regarding Global Citizen and She Decides.
The track is from her new album Choir of the Mind—her first solo album in a decade. The LP is due September 15 on Last Gang Records/eOne and follows Haines’ previous solo efforts, Knives Don’t Have Your Back (2006) and its companion EP What Is Free To A Good Home? (2007). Find pre-orderHERE.
In celebration of the release Haines will be performing limited engagements in intimate venues which she handpicked. See below for a list of dates on sale and view the tour trailerHERE.
Where Haines’ two previous solo offerings largely dealt with her processing and grieving the loss of her father, the revered writer, poet and jazz lyricist Paul Haines, Emily continues to grapple with some of the harder-edged life subjects on her new LP: life, loss and being a woman in the world.
Choir of the Mind was largely composed in stolen moments with her piano over the past few years of intensive work with Metric. It was recorded over a number of weeks in 2016 at Giant Studios, on the West end of Toronto, where Emily and spiritual advisor and musical partner Jimmy Shaw have each lived and worked for the past two decades. The album was co-produced by Emily and Jimmy (who also mixed the album) and engineered by Kenny Luong. Sparklehorse drummer Scott Minor, who also appeared on the original Soft Skeleton recordings, returns on the track “Legend of the Wild Horse.”