Canadian singer/songwriter Leslie Feist first found fame as a member of Broken Social Scene, all the while releasing solo material under her surname. This is the fifth Feist album and should find favour with fans of Cat Power.
It’s also good timing given her announcement on the Laneway Festival bill. The songs from this album will certainly sound great on the stage. These are simple, lovely songs – no gimmicks, no tricks.
As a singer she’s not trying to stretch out toward jazz or soul – like so many fraudulent producer puppets. It’s remarkably straightforward and comfortable. And that’s a positive. Metals is certainly Feist’s most accessible album and is definitely worth a punt if you’ve not heard her previous work.