A decade ago, Metric’s Emily Haines released a fantastic solo album, Knives Don’t Have Your Back, and an equally great EP, What Is Free To A Good Home?, billed as Emily Haines & the Soft Skeleton. Today, she’s announced that she’ll release her sophomore solo album later this year. It’s called Choir Of The Mind, and she produced it and recorded it alongside Metric guitarist Jimmy Shaw and Sparklehorse’s Scott Minor. “I really like the sort of otherworldly place that I live when I’m just locked in a room with the piano and I love the idea that I could capture that in a sound, that feeling, sort of leaving your body and just drifting,” Haines told Rolling Stone in a new interview.
The news of the album announcement comes attached to a new song and video for “Fatal Gift,” a track that was originally released as a Metric B-side back in 2015, and its new arrangement only makes it feel more urgent and pressing. The video, which was directed by Justin Broadbent, is split into three different sections that get increasingly frantic as they go along. Watch and listen below.
Choir Of The Mind is out 9/15 via Last Gang Records.