I remember a rather uneventful day in 2004 when my Aunt handed me a box of promotional CD’s she acquired from her works CD sampler. Rifling through, I came across a number bands and acts that just didn’t even register with me. But then I pulled out this non-jeweled black number, showcasing a lone girl, laying in the grass. The album was called Let it Die. The artist was Feist. It’s been 7 years since that day and life for Leslie Feist has changed quite dramatically.
i think it’s a fair assumption to assume that most people who read this site have in some way heard Feist’s third album The Reminder. On October 4th, Feist’s new album, Metals, will be officially released. Earlier this week, the blogosphere was all abuzz with the early leak of the album and the ceremonious online stream that followed. So the big question is; is it good?
While the album won’t convert any new fans, and maybe become looked over for ‘best of’ lists, Metals is a more than welcome addition to Feist’s catalogue. It’s a more self assured and mature album, one that openly passes over any 1,2,3,4 poppiness in exchange for darker and more heartachingly beautiful arrangements. Expect to have this album in the background of your life at every dinner and coffee shop you visit, and your life will be all the better for it.