Hug of Thunder has been out for a few weeks now, and Emily Haines is showing no signs of slowing down. The iconic Metric frontwoman (and Broken Social Scene alumnus) is riding the momentum into September, when she’ll release Choir of the Mind, her second solo album with The Soft Skeleton. First single “Fatal Gift” builds from its minimalist piano-driven core into an almost cacophonous groove, but second single, “Planets,” is decidedly more contemplative. And its video, released, like, minutes ago, is a visual feast — like a Lynch-ian twist on Little Red Riding Hood, but one where L’il Red is not to be messed with.
We’re seeing double… four Emilys!