Canadian indie pop singer Feist is set to release her new album, Pleasure, on Apr. 28.
In addition, Feist also discussed when she realized she had found sonic template for Pleasure.
“I write on my own pretty much and in 2014 or something I don’t remember I had been done touring Metals and I’d been sitting kind of in that sort of airlock after tour where you’re just kind of taking a deep breath and trying to remember the scope of normal life and yeah now what,” she explained. “And some wise part of me decided I needed to do a solo tour, like a little remembering where I came from kind of tour.”
She added: “Because Metals was a big record with a lot of people involved, like seven of us on stage. They’re so heavy. That was a rare moment too because they are not Mountain Man anymore, they’ve split off and become many other amazing musics. But it was a kind of an albatross, like a really satisfying one, but something about that moment after the touring was done… I remembered I toured solo for so many years and I would just sort of yank my guitar and suitcase with the amp in it and I would just get on people’s buses and open for them and I cut my teeth doing that for years and I wanted to sort of fess up and make sure that I could still do that.”
Feist also opened up about living life on her own terms. “I only have one motivation — is to compel myself to be interested in what is going on and to feel like it’s an honest — whatever step I take or whatever floor I sweep I want to do it fully,” she said. “And there was a thought maybe that I wanted to make sure I was still doing this for the right reasons, not just cause it’s there for me to do. Sort of like there’s a car, it’s revving the engine is, you just have to get in and drive away. Where am I going and why did 16-year-old Leslie decide what forever Leslie was going to be doing? And it had been at that point 20 something years I’d been making records and touring and I just wanted to does take a breath and see if I was supposed to be a macramé teacher or go back to school and become a scientist.”
Listen to the new song here.