Photo by Allyce Andrews
Metric’s last album may have been 2012’s Synthetica, but it’s been far longer since we’ve heard any solo music from frontwoman Emily Haines. That changes this week with “Lightning Strikes”, Haines’ first piece of solo material in over seven years.
Done in collaboration with GoldieBlox, the toy company dedicated to encouraging the next generation of female engineers, the track is an inspiring indie pop number about persistence and the importance of seeing a project through to the very end no matter the setbacks. A press release provides further background on the song, stating, “Goldie knows that any ‘failed’ experiment is really just one step closer to that ‘a-ha’ moment … the moment when Lightning Strikes, and the solution becomes clear.”
Check out “Lightning Strikes” below via its animated music video, which stars Haines as a determined young female derby racer.
For just the audio, stream below via Spotify.
If the name GoldieBlox sounds familiar, it’s because the toy company previously made music headlines last year when it was tangled up in a messy lawsuit over the use of Beastie Boys’ “Girls” in a commercial.