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—recordings that were inspired by the death of her father.I found myself with a body of work that was dealing with a whole whack of themes that really weren't suited to Metric.Haines sang and played a piano when she performed live with a backing band as Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton.As of late August 2013, Haines is involved with FLEET4HEARme, a collaboration between herself, Fleet Jewelry, and Hear Me—the latter is an organization that aims to increase children's access to music programs in public schools.It would've been very strange to bring those songs to a band.The way Metric songs usually develop is that I write something on the piano that sounds a lot like those songs.I've played with Lou [Reed], I've played to tens of thousands of people, I've played for the Queen, but nothing is harder than those moments when you have the conviction to play in front of those 15 people and own it.
And it was like, “Hey, you want to come to the press conference? ” So the day before we left, we were like, “We gotta figure out how to play that song,” so we sat at the piano. There’s too much debate.” So I think we’re just gonna put it to our fans and be like, “‘Song With No Name,’ help us out. ” Because it is so new, can you talk about the first time hearing “Song With No Name” back after writing it? Just curious, with it being the first time out on the road after being in the studio for a period and completing a new album, is there any sort of jitters when you get back out there and have new songs to work in?
It's about what is real vs what is artificial." There are a million things that I could have done that would have made it less difficult in the beginning, but the moments I'm most proud of are those first shows where we managed to get 15 people in a random bar to be committed to what's happening with the music.
I know it's hard for people to imagine that would be the hardest shows we've ever played.
Can you tell me a bit about where it came from and where it was in the process of putting together the new album?
Emily Haines: Yeah, it’s really great cause we’ve been putting the finishing touches on the new record and then this whole tour just came together and it’s wonderful.