Emily Haines

Emily Haines is a Canadian singer and songwriter. She is the lead singer, keyboardist and songwriter of the rock band Metric and a member of Broken Social Scene. As a solo artist, she has performed under her own name and under the moniker Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton. 

3 words to describe Nature?

Strong. Wise. Astonishing

3 things Nature taught you?

Shut up and listen 

Apparent wildness is in fact orderly 

Humans are often not all that impressive

3 most treasured Nature spots?

Redwoods of California 

Jungles of Belize, 

My own 15 acres of Canadian land

When you look at the ocean, it makes you feel...?

Small and vulnerable

When you see a forest, it makes you feel...?

Like the trees are talking to each other

When you see a volcano, it makes you feel...?

Like drinking a glass of wine from Mount Etna

When you see a sunrise or sunset, it makes you feel...?

My time on earth is fleeting 

When you hear thunder, it makes you feel...?

Like getting cozy with my dog

When you hear the wind howling, it makes you feel...?

Grateful for shelter

Are you an Ocean, Mountain, Forest, or Desert person?


On a scale of 1 to 10, how important is Nature to your well-being?


Share with us a childhood nature memory?  

The first song I ever wrote was about a tree.