Six years is a lot of time to wait for an artist who’s music you love. It’s been six years since Feist released Metals. But we waited, trusting that whatever the reason for the distance, that it was for the good of the art, that she would return one day.
That day is today. “Pleasure” is the title track to an LP that’s due out April 28, which funny enough, feels really soon. It’s a barebones, crunchy song, and I’m not quite certain that her refrain of the word ‘pleasure’ is an act of love, or a denial. The mark of great art.
I made this record last winter with 2 of my closest friends, Mocky and Renaud LeTang. I was raw and so were the takes. Our desire was to record that state without guile or go-to’s and to pin the songs down with conviction and our straight up human bodies. I titled the album Pleasure like I was planting a seed or prophecising some brightness. The experience of pleasure is mild or deep, sometimes temporal, sometimes a sort of low grade lasting, usually a motivator. If the way you look at things is how they look then my motivation is to look with a brighter eye.