5 songs we love from Feist’s latest album, Pleasure

5 songs we love from Feist’s latest album, Pleasure


Text: Kimberly Kiong

Image: Vulture,
Jorje Camarotti

Away from her boppy tunes of '1234' and 'My Moon My Man', Feist's latest album Pleasure is raw and intimate. With these 5 new songs, take a listen to her epiphanies that come with growing up

1. ‘Pleasure’
The opening track will bring you right into Feist's contemplative inner world as she explores the intergenerational definitions of pleasure. It sets the brooding tone for the rest of the album with its tapering and stripped down acoustics.

2. ‘I Wish I Didn't Miss You’
Feist writes her way through her feelings with this lonely pitstop at heartbreak hotel. "You called me baby, I called you one too / Until you spoke to me with another voice / You sent in spiders to fight for you / I was so disappointed I didn't know what to do / I wish I didn't miss you". Even with its oddly-paced strum patterns, this tune will get you nodding in accord.

3. ‘A Man Is Not His Song’
Intentionally contrasting a soundbite from heavy metal band Mastodon's 'High Road' at the end with the first four minutes of smooth, lapping melodies, Feist exposes the disconnect between people's true selves and alter egos. 

4. ‘Lost Dreams’
This is the reality check to her idyllic jam 'Mushaboom' that got you tapping along 13 years ago. It speaks of dreams abandoned and forgotten as one grows older with simple, repetitive lyrics. The words "lost dreams" are repeated 38 times, as if they are soft whimpers mourning the loss of childlike wonder once adulthood comes around.

5. ‘Get Not High, Get Not Low’
With haunting, sliding vocals and lyrics narrating an introspective, emotional rollercoaster, the empty yet restless daze Feist felt in this is palpable and real. This one's for those mucky days when all you want to do is lie in bed.

Listen to Feist's new album, Pleasure, on Spotify. Check out last week's #WomanCrushWednesday.