Feist explains the 'necessary stripped back' sound of her latest album, Pleasure

Feist returns with Pleasure, her first album in six years. She opens up about the process behind her latest record.
Feist with Tom Power in the q studios in Toronto, Ont. (Steve Johnston/CBC)

Six years ago, Leslie Feist started to stare down a question that a lot of us ask ourselves: what next? 

She had just put out her album, Metals, which won the Polaris Music Prize, but after that, after the tour, after all the pressure that comes with being an in-demand songwriter, how do you follow that up?

Those six years spent thinking, writing, touring and pondering have led to this moment, Feist's new album, Pleasure. The Canadian musician joins Tom Power to discuss her new songs, her work with Broken Social Scene and her beautiful tribute to Leonard Cohen at this year's Juno Awards. 

— Produced by Mitch Pollock


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