Featured Music Friday: Pleasure

Featured Music Friday: Pleasure

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Canadian singer-songwriter and indie music darling, Feist, is back with her latest studio album, “Pleasure.” Best known for that upbeat ditty you couldn’t get out of your head back in 2007 (which was featured in an iPod Nano commercial), Feist could’ve been a one-hit wonder. Fortunately for her, “The Reminder,” the album that featured her smash-hit “1234,” was actually really, really good. So when listeners got sick of every variation or parody of “1234,” from late night TV skits to children’s educational programming, there was plenty of good music for fans to fall back on. That was 10 years ago. Now, Feist has released her fifth studio album. And although no mega-tech corporations have featured her music in their ads for over a decade, she’s doing just fine. “Pleasure,” Feist’s latest LP, is a bit more rock and roll than her previous work, but still delivers as a solid addition to the Feist canon. Feist’s tone and lyrics have gotten harder as she’s gotten older, and this new-found edge is an unexpected, welcome change. “I’m Not Running Away,” is the best example of Feist’s classic, easy, textured jazz style, while the album’s title track and a song titled “Century” carry out the most overtly rock and roll tones. You may not hear her music every time you turn on the TV like in ‘07, but this latest Feist album has proven, once again, that she’s not fading into obscurity anytime soon. Featured Music Friday is brought to you by Blackfire Research.

  

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