Known primarily as a key member of the band Metric, Emily Haines’ solo work includes Knives Don’t Have Your Back, a beautiful, haunting and eerie album released in 2006. Often sparse, just Haines and her piano, atmospheric sounds and additional instruments wander in and out. There is a coherent, consistent vibe throughout the record.
Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz takes “The Last Page,” one of several stand out tracks from Knives Don’t Have Your Back, further into strange territory while somehow staying true to that original vibe. She shapes the song with guitar and voice – as Haines does with piano and voice – but layers additional instruments and sounds, some identifiable, some not. Sam Rosenberg shares the vocals. The opening line of Haines’ lyrics speak of “foggy vapors” and “a dream.” Sadie Dupuis delivers both of these, musically. Listen to her version of “The Last Page” below.