On her fifth album Pleasure, Leslie Feist expands upon her well-honed baroque pop, making daring leaps into previously uncharted territory while writing the strongest songs of her almost 20-year career.
Opening track Pleasure creeps under your skin before erupting into a gritty guitar line that has Feist’s vocals soaring over the chaos. I Wish I Didn’t Miss You is an impassioned acoustic number that highlights Feist’s raw power, while Lost Dreams haunts with its tenderness. A Man Is Not His Song features a stunning backing choir that accentuates Feist’s grandness. Later she’s joined by none other than Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker on Century, who thrills with his distinctive vocals. If you’re a lover of well-crafted indie rock and appreciate music’s mellower moments, then prepare to fall in love with Feist.
Pleasure is out April 28 via Universal.