Watch: Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - “Legend of the Wild Horse” Video

Choir of the Mind Out Now via Last Gang/eOne

Oct 16, 2017
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Metric frontwoman (and Broken Social Scene collaborator) Emily Haines released a new solo album, Choir of the Mind, under the name Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton last month via Last Gang/eOne. Previously she shared videos for the album's first single, "Fatal Gift," album opener "Planets," and the Elliott Smith-referencing "Statuette." Now she has shared a video for "Legend of the Wild Horse." Justin Broadbent directed the clip, which features Haines reading a bedtime story, vacuuming a bed, loaming the forest in a red hoodie, and breaking into a house, along with other curious imagery. There also seem to be two Haines. Watch it below.

Haines released a fantastic solo album, Knives Don't Have Your Back, 11 years ago, in 2006, also under the name Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton. That was followed in 2007 by the EP What Is Free to a Good Home? But since then it's been all quiet on the solo front, with Haines focusing mainly on Metric.

Choir of the Mind was written over the last few years, in between Metric moments, and was recorded in 2016 at Giant Studios, on the West end of Toronto. Metric's Jimmy Shaw co-produced the album with Haines, and it was engineered by Kenny Luong. Sparklehorse drummer Scott Minor, who also appeared on the original Soft Skeleton recordings, appears on the track "Legend of the Wild Horse." 

Broken Social Scene released a new album, Hug of Thunder, back in July via Arts & Crafts and Haines is featured on it.

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