Feist has shared a new song titled Pleasure, the title track to her forthcoming new album.
Pleasure is the Feist’s fifth studio-album and first full-length in six years, following 2011’s Metals. Produced by Feist along with Mocky and Renaud Letang, the singer announced the album’s release earlier this week on Twitter.
“So here’s what I can tell you,” she wrote. “I made this record last winter with 2 of my closest friends, Mocky and Renaud LeTang. I was raw and so were the takes. Our desire was to record that state without guile or go-to’s and to pin the songs down with conviction and our straight up human bodies.”
She continued: “I titled the album Pleasure like I was planting a seed or prophecising some brightness. The experience of pleasure is mild or deep, sometimes temporal, sometimes a sort of low grade lasting, usually a motivator. If the way you look at things is how they look then my motivation is to look with a brighter eye.”
“So there it is, in a nutshell,” she concluded. “I’m grateful for your curiosity, the music is en route. Best and soon, Leslie.”
Feist releases her new album Pleasure on April 28 via Polydor.
With his much-anticipated solo album Impermanence out now via Transgressive Records, Peter Silberman has unveiled the first in a series of intimate sessions, captured across a single day at architect Philip Johnson’s Glass House museum.
Impermanence at the Glass House is a performance film in six parts by Derrick Belcham, featuring dancers Rebecca Margolick and Stephanie Crousillat. The film follows the arc of Impermanence, beginning with “Karuna”.
From director Derrick Belcham: “It is rare to find a project in which each element is a person, practice and aesthetic that I love completely. The sound of Peter’s performance reflecting off the surfaces and enclosures, Rebecca and Stephanie’s spatial relationship with the architecture of the Glass House, the visual reflection of the House itself, the exchange of words and chords with the bodies of the dancers augmented by Natasha Takemoto and Joy Wolcott’s perfectly-toned garments created a beautiful world to explore with the camera. These dynamic partnerships allowed for theater-level exploration as the events were captured in a single take and single shot.”
Black Origami includes collaborations with William Basinski, Holly Herndon, Halcyon Veil producer Fawkes, and South African rapper Dope Saint Jude. According to the press release, Indian dancer Avril Stormy Unger was an inspiration for the album.
Today, she debuts the video for How Far, the second single to be lifted from the upcoming record. How Far was directed by Brooklyn production studio Dreamtiger, who commented on the video, saying, “Relationships often feel like getting hit by car. It’s about a relentless force always following you, always dragging you back, and sometimes you don’t know whether you can survive.” Dreamtiger also said that the video was “secretly inspired by “Z”, a film by Costa-Gavras and an unreleased Kanye music video by Steve McQueen.”
Speaking about her sultry new song How Far, Valerie Teichier aka Tei Shi, notes, “How Far is a song about the line towed by two people between love and destruction. It talks about the process of attempting to change one another in a relationship, and the final desperate point–the last attempt–before acceptance.”