Wow, I haven’t posted an update to this blog since May? For shame! Today’s long overdue post is about the band Metric, specifically lead singer Emily Haines.
I am a huge fan of Metric and actually found them in a very weird way, through a Crystal Method album. On their last major release, Divided by Night, one of the standout songs was called ‘Come Back Clean’ the music was by Crystal Method but the haunting vocals were performed by Emily Haines. I was floored by her voice and wanted to find out more about her.
Turns out she was in a band called Metric as well as having released a solo album called Emily Haines and the Soft Skeleton. I bought all the Metric albums I could find, watched videos and fell head over heels fanboy infatuated with Emily Haines.
I have seen them live now twice. My first time was last year at Bluesfest, saw them again yesterday and despite it being a short show and off to a rough start it was a great show. By chance the final act of the night (My Morning jacket) were not terribly good so we left early and saw a crowd gathered at the stage where Metric had played. Rushing over we saw Emily and Band were signing autographs. I was able to get my ticket signed, get some nice closeup pictures of my Emily Haines and have a quick conversation with her about her performance and last years better timeslot. I was in fanboy heaven, very nice surprise at Bluesfest this year: