Metric's Emily Haines Makes Style Poetic

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.

More from Celebs & Influencers

Watch

R29 Original Series

Watch Now
Documentary
Five love stories behind diverse, multicultural marriages.
Watch Now
Lifestyle
Life experiments, 5 days at a time.
Watch Now
Fashion
The style of subculture.
Watch Now
Beauty
Viral trends, tried and tested.
Watch Now
Documentary
From vibrators to lipstick, learn how your favorite products are made.
Watch Now
Documentary
Extraordinary, one-of-a-kind individuals
Watch Now
Documentary
The latest stories to watch.
Watch Now
Lifestyle
Inside the homes of millennial women — & what they paid for them
Watch Now
Comedy
Let's talk about sex, baby.
Watch Now
Documentary
Female artisans around the world
Watch Now
Politics
Made by and for smart, opinionated women.
Watch Now
Film
We helped 12 female directors claim their power.