Over the course of more than a decade together, Metric has solidified itself as one of the aughts' most powerful rock bands. Yet even after five albums and numerous world tours (the band counts collaborating with Lou Reed and opening for the Rolling Stones at Madison Square Garden among its accomplishments), lead singer and creative force Emily Haines hasn't slowed down or rested on her laurels one bit.
A year after completing Metric's last album, Synthetica (and still amidst touring relentlessly with her band), Haines has turned her energy toward a new collaboration between Fleet Jewelry and HearMe — an organization with the goal of increasing children's access to music programs in public schools called FLEET4HEARme. Haines hopes that the proceeds from her joint effort will inspire kids just as she was inspired as a child. "I feel like anybody who wants to play an instrument should be able to," says Haines. Needing to know more, we caught up with Emily to talk Metric's evolving live shows, her number-one musical icon, and the ongoing inspiration from her poet father.