Singer-songwriter Feist has just released a new single called “Century,” preceding the release of “Pleasure” which is also the name of her upcoming album. The songs are darker and somewhat more mysterious than her overall indie-pop, flower child sound, which first brought Feist onto the radar with songs like “1234” and “Brandy Alexander” from her sophomore album The Reminder. But it’s quintessentially her–intense and layered and playful in her arrangements. It’s a sound that she really began playing around with on the album Metals from 2011, as she dulled her made-for-commercials sound and morphed into a more serious, more poetic singer-songwriter. And her sound continues to change, which will be wholly revealed when Pleasure comes out at the end of April.
Before Leslie Feist became Feist, she was part of musical acts like Peaches, By Divine Right, and Broken Social Scene. So by the time her debut album Let it Die was released in 2004, she had a substantial musical history to be super proud of. But playing solo and exploring her personal emotional soundscape seemed to be the sweetest spot for this indie darling. And now she’s back. But for passionate fans, it’s been almost too long (six years believe it or not), but when it comes to Feist’s creative vision, it’s something to be nurtured. She’s ready now, playing two shows at Town Hall in June, which will undoubtedly be a stellar musical experience that’s uniquely light and yet dark–just the way it’s always been for lady Feist.
6/10 + 6/11
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