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Who is the Lead Singer of Metric? | Emily Haines

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Emily Haines - The Lead Singer of Metric

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Quick Facts about Emily Haines

Here are some fun facts about Emily

Early Life:

*Her father was a poet. Her sister is a television journalist, and her brother owns Bluestreak Records in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.

*She was born in New Delhi, India, and raised in Canada.

*She studied drama at the Etobicoke School of the Arts, a school which her parents had also attended.

*She met James Shaw in Toronto. After dating and making some music, they moved to New York where they recruited a rhythm section.

Music Facts:

*Emily Haines has contributed backing vocals to albums by other Broken Social Scene members, such as Jason Collett and Kevin Drew.

*She appeared in the the k-os music video for "Man I Used to Be", in The Stills music video for "Love and Death", and in Julian Plenti's music video for "Games for Days".

*Metric wrote the theme song for the film The Twilight Saga: Eclipse titled "Eclipse (All Yours)". Metric also contributed a track called "Black Sheep" to the soundtrack for the film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

A photo of Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw playing at the Media Club in April 2009.  Photo taken by Shandra Stephenson at http://www.shandrastephenson.com.  Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/91245484@N00/3488589627/
A photo of Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw playing at the Media Club in April 2009. Photo taken by Shandra Stephenson at http://www.shandrastephenson.com. Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/91245484@N00/3488589627/

Emily Haines Quotes

"Years before this incarnation of Metric, I was very much in the school of indie rock of asexuality -- the more like a guy you were, the more a real musician you were. But now, the direction I've taken it in terms of performance is acknowledging the part of me that is a girl... which probably doesn't sound good in print. Not pretending that I'm a guy -- I'm a chick for sure."

"But its crazy-like ten percent a year increase of children taking @#$%& anti-depressants. Pre-schoolers are like, the most prescribed. That makes me so mad! . . . I mean that's really depressing man. Of course, the kids are freaking out. They watch cartoons and sit in front of the television and their parents are just probably yuppies who focus their entire lives around the child. The child has no sense of context, no sense of what world they are inhabiting-just like this Disnified bag of Cheerios reality. Don't give them a @#$%& pill! God! Take them out on a canoe already! You know what I mean?"

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Emily's voice is contralto. Amazing solo artist! I'd love dating with her.

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      jumesbond lm 

      8 years ago

      @LoKackl: Thanks!

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      LoKackl 

      8 years ago

      Super beginning lens! Very interesting.

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