Singles Bar

They’re single, available and ready to be picked up. Here are FLARE’s monthly music picks

Singles Bar
They’re single, available and ready to be picked up. Here are FLARE’s monthly music picks

emily haines

Spotlight on… Emily Haines and the Soft Skeleton
WHO: Toronto singer-song writer and Metric front-woman Emily Haines
BREAKDOWN: Vocals and piano: Emily Haines; Orchestra: the Soft Skeleton
DEBUT ALBUM: Knives Don’t Have Your Back
SOUND:, haunting melodies and razor-sharp lyrics
ON TOURING : “It’s been non-stop. I wasn’t sure what would be humanly possible [performance-wise] but it’s been fine. The performances actually got better as the night went on, if you can believe it.”
MUSICAL TASTES: Having spent a large part of the summer touring Japan, Emily is loving imports such as Fields, 8 From the Village.

Read our full interview with Emily Haines

– Kali Pearson

Help!: A Day In The Life
Various artists
Coldplay, Radiohead, Gorillaz, Sam Roberts, Bedouin Soundclash and Damien Rice hit the recording studios for a common cause: war-affected children. These artists and many others have provided exclusive tracks for this compilation, raising funds for War Child Canada’s compilation Help!: A Day In The Life, released by SONY BMG Music (Canada) Inc. Proceeds from the sale of Help!: A Day In The Life will help children affected by war through War Child Canada’s international humanitarian projects.

The Open Door
This follow-up to the stunning, multi-platinum Fallen is already burning up the charts in North American and around the world. Written during lead singer Amy Lee’s breakup, this is a dark thoughtful album with powerful lyrics that stay with you long after the music is over.

Never Hear the End of It
This 30-track opus is just what fans of Halifax’s original indie-rock superstars have been waiting for. Critics have been lapping it up – pick up your copy to see what all the noise is about.

Devil On A Bench In Stanley Park
Justin Rutledge
This mellow guitar-based album is just what the doctor ordered as the weather turns colder. Snuggle into your coziest sweater and see why Rutledge is becoming a Canadian recording favourite.

– Kali Pearson

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