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Emily Haines Posts Video For Statuette

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 Written by Huw Baines

Emily Haines has shared a video for Statuette.

The track has been lifted from the Metric vocalist’s new solo LP, 'Choir of the Mind', which is set to arrive on September 15 through Last Gang/eONe. It’s currently available to download from Global Citizen as part of their She Decides campaign.

Discussing Justin Broadbent’s video, which was premiered by Stereogum, Haines said:

“We replicated a sleazy audition taping where the objectified woman’s value is reduced to the commercial desirability of her flesh. In the video, I get to reclaim myself and own it in the end.

"It was one of the weirder shoots I’ve done, acting out that humiliation, conforming to the lowered standards of all the other girls who so desperately want the part. I love the contrast between the summertime bossa nova beat and this generic, sad setting.

"There’s a strong connection between the visual mood and the lyrics: ‘With all the coal in core, all the water and the oil, you can buy any girl in the world. With the soil that you borrow and the moral you deny, you can buy the eyes of the world.'”

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