As the fourth full-length from the Canadian singer/songwriter born Leslie Feist, Pleasure builds off the warm naturalism of the Polaris Prize-winning Metals and emerges as her most formally defiant and expansive work so far.
And while each album is a departure from the next, Pleasure finds the four-time Grammy Award and two-time BRIT Awards nominee again showing the extraordinary depth of her artistry.
Recorded over the course of three months—in Stinson Beach, Upstate New York, and Paris — Pleasure was co-produced by Feist with longtime collaborators Renaud Letang and Mocky.
In addition to reaffirming Feist as a cagily inventive guitar player, the album threads her shape-shifting and often haunting vocals into sparse and raw arrangements
Last time Feist took time out from making music she said:
"It sounds simple, but if you're not curious and you don't have anything to ask, there's no conversation. And, with music, I wasn't curious anymore. There was no dialogue.
"By the time I stopped, I knew it wasn't going to be gone forever, but it just wasn't the right time for me to care about that."
In 2004 Feist made her debut with Let It Die (featuring 'Mushaboom'), and her follow-up The Reminder debuted in the top 30 in the UK, and was hailed in one publication as a "great batch of simple, precisely arranged love songs — expertly produced, delectably sung."
After a several-year hiatus — during which she co-created Look At What The Light Did Now, a documentary about the making of The Reminder and her subsequent tour — Feist returned with Metals in 2011.
Metals was her highest charting album, debuting at number 9 on Billboard. It was named Album of the Year by the New York Times and won the Polaris Prize (Canada"s answer to the Mercury Music Prize) and four more Juno Awards.
In her first interview for the new album Multiple times Feist mentioned to Zane Lowe on Beats 1 her fascination on single notes as opposed to chords this time around:
"There's something about just letting one string do its thing. I mean it"s a bar chord but if you just let it restrain itself from the full bar there is something kinda super binary about it just a little laser beam of simplicity."
Feist will release new album Pleasure, on 28th April 2017 CLICK HERE for more info,