Lo­cal fave Feist falls for Massey Hall

North Toronto Post - - Arts -

Toronto’s Les­lie Feist isn’t in­ter­ested in fol­low­ing con­ven­tion. She’s an artist and goes where the mu­sic takes her, so when her lat­est al­bum, Plea­sure, was re­leased in the spring, no one was sur­prised by the glo­ri­ously sub­tle and sparse back­drop for her emo­tion­ally wrought and in­tro­spec­tive lyrics, and it soon gar­nered sig­nif­i­cant crit­i­cal ac­claim. So has it al­ways been with Feist from her 1999 solo de­but, Monarch, to Let It Die and, of course, The Re­minder, which launched her to in­ter­na­tional star­dom with her hit “1234.” Since the big hit days, she’s di­aled back the sound­scape, first with the bril­liant Me­tals in 2011 and now Plea­sure. She is bold and dis­arm­ingly hon­est with a beau­ti­ful and ar­rest­ing voice. See­ing her at Massey on Sept. 24 is as good as it gets.

THE PLEA­SURE PRIN­CI­PLE Les­lie Feist’s new al­bum in­cludes long­time col­lab­o­ra­tors such as Chilly Gonzales.

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