Monday, 3 October 2011

Feist - Metals

Precious Metals

Feist is one of my two favourite contemporary female singers – Joan Wasser [Joan As Policewoman] being the other – and the Canadian songstress’ first release since 2007’s superb and acclaimed The Reminder provides more of that same excellence. The tracks vary from the cleverly orchestrated by - to name only a few - horns, violin, broken-fuzzed guitar, various percussion, handclaps, multi-tracked harmonies, and ambient noises, to those that focus on Feist’s at times vulnerable but always beautifully toned voice: from whispers to repeated expulsions of breath to perfectly pitched melodies. It is overall a gentle and sweet set of tracks with pop and newfolk sensibilities to the fore, but always her distinctive vocal anchoring the whole.

1 comment:

  1. I love Feist and look forward to hearing this.