GET IT WRONG / GET IT RIGHT
After a four year hiatus, the siren herself, Feist returns to us with the much anticipated follow up to her highly successful album, The Reminder. Where The Reminder focused more on the balance of sweet delivery and some what serious subject matter. Metals, finds Feist more melancholy and bluesy than ever. Bringing out her knack for combining the morose and the beautiful to the next level.
Recorded in Big Sur, listening to Metals conjures up images of large fields, flocks of birds, mountain ranges, pioneers in lonely meadows, and beautiful panoramic vistas. Collaborating with long time friends Chilly Gonzalez and Mocky, Metals drips with heart felt sorrow; delving into the purgatory of a dying romance, the pang of long gone memories, and ultimately the tragedy of the present, all the while coalescing into a lo-fi, bluesy, fusion of folk and nature.
Following the great success of, The Reminder, Feist feels deliberately uninterested in courting pop audiences or crafting easy hooks. Which is why it feels like such a refreshing and slyly bad-ass statement of artistic integrity. And we couldn’t love her more for it. Delicately rendered and deliberately paced Metals is surely one of the most realized albums of the year.
Stand out tracks include the opener “The Bad in Each Other”. As well as, “Caught A Long Wind”, Anti-Pioneer”, “The Undiscovered First”, and “Comfort Me”.