Feist’s first album in six years reflects on secrets and shame, loneliness and tenderness, care and fatigue and is at its core a study on self-awareness. As the fourth full-length from the Canadian singer / songwriter born Leslie Feist, Pleasure builds off the warm naturalism of the Polaris Prize-winning Metals and emerges as her most formally defiant and expansive work so far.
Recorded over the course of three months - in Stinson Beach, Upstate New York, and Paris - Pleasure was co-produced by Feist with longtime collaborators Renaud Letang and Mocky. Standout cut is Century, which features Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker. In addition to reaffirming Feist as a cagily inventive guitar player, the album threads her shape-shifting and often haunting vocals into sparse and raw arrangements.