Emily Haines (Collective Arts Black Box Sessions)

Watch Emily Haines' beautiful solo piano performance in the Collective Arts Black Box.

A decade removed from her previous solo release, Metric frontwoman Emily Haines has just released a new album under the Soft Skeleton moniker Choir of the Mind.

“On Choir of the Mind, there is still a fair bit of instrumentation, but I found myself filled with a desire to achieve as much as possible using little more than the contents of my mind and my voice, anchored by my hands on the piano, propelled by these rhythms I was making with my breathing, like a panic attack on the bottom with a lullaby on top.”

Watch her Collective Arts Black Box Session where she performed “Legend of the Wild Horse” and “Wounded” from the new album, plus “The Maid Needs a Maid” from her 2006 album Knives Don’t Have Your Back.

“Legend of the Wild Horse”

“The Maid Needs a Maid”