Emily Haines Reveals New Metric Album Details

Emily Haines of the massive indie/rock band Metric revealed to Spin Magazine’s Peter Gaston that they already have 13 songs ready to mix for their upcoming fifth CD, a follow-up to their massive 2009 hit Fantasies, which had them playing arena shows and rolling in the success of songs like “Help I’m Alive” and “Gold Guns Girls.”

The enormity of their fifth effort earned them an offer to pen a track for the Twilight: Eclipse soundtrack with Howard Shore – a very brave and questionable career move. The type that might cause skeptical fans to throw “sell out” digs their way…

Emily Haines, the enigmatic frontwoman for Metric, known for her elegant lyrics and multi-faceted keyboarding and soft vocal stylings – told Spin, on the song “All Yours (Eclipse),” and the Twilight experience:

“I don’t know why everybody cares so much…I never noticed any difference. There were never vampire teeth in the front row.”

She also reflects on the new album, which was mostly recorded at Metric’s own Giant studio in Toronto, where they incorporate “more vintage microphones and beautiful synths.” Calling it brave, and perhaps edgier, Haines said:

Emily Haines' piano, at Giant Studios in Toronto

“We went into this album with the attitude that we should do what we feel like doing, as we’ve always done. You know, go toward what scares you, and then keep going.” 

While she says the album was not made with “little basement clubs” in mind, Haines also throws in some comments on the oddity of large shows and driving golf carts in indoor spaces – “arenas are weird,” she says matter-of-factly.

It seems we can expect another “straight-up, solid album” like Fantasies, and that Metric are always getting closer and closer to a perfect sound, that they (Jimmy Shaw, Joules Scott-Key and Josh Winstead) “Just want it to be fucking beautiful.”

[Everything you do is ‘fucking beautiful,’ to me]

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