Feist is not Zooey Deschanel. Sure, her song “Mushaboom” might have been featured in the latter’s film 500 Days of Summer and her hit “1234” was in an infectious commercial for Apple’s iPod nano, but the Canadian singer’s latest album proves that she is more than a simple folk-pop artist with a penchant for catchy and upbeat tunes.
The monumental success of 2007’s The Reminder is a tough act to follow. It took Feist four years to pump out Metals, which was released by Cherrytree/Interscope Records to eagerly awaiting fans. Unlike some artists who change their sound to suit mass audiences, Feist seems to have returned to her folksy roots. Although she has been an on-and-off member of Broken Social Scene since 2002, Metals is not a product of her time with that band nor does it seem to follow the trajectory of her past two albums, The Reminder and Let It Die (2004). Read More »