May 16, 2017
Canadian indie pop singer-songwriter Leslie Feist has just released her fifth album, Pleasure, her first in six years. The new record explores themes of emotional limits, loneliness, secrets, care and the lack thereof. When announcing the album on Twitter, Feist revealed that previous collaborators Mocky and Renaud LeTang returned to produce the “raw” in the winter of 2016. She went on to say that they tried to avoid her usual “go-to”s when songwriting, which led to new sonic territory that still keeps in touch with what fans have come to expect; a shift in direction, rather than a total departure.
Those unfamiliar with her name are probably familiar with her music after her 2007 single “1234” became inescapable thanks to an iPod nano commercial. That single belonged to her third album. The Reminder, which skyrocketed from 2,000 to 73,000 downloads per week. She has also lent her talents to several acting projects including A Colbert Christmas, The Muppets (2011), and several music videos.
Feist performs over two nights at Chicago's Vic Theatre in June.