I love pizza. Being a forever searcher of ‘the best slice’ I have come to learn what makes the best pie: keep the ingredients simple and only use the best quality. In this case, if a folk rock singer was pizza, Feist is the best slice.
Smooth, sexy, mysterious and ingenious are all words that are used to describe singer-songwriter Leslie Feist, a.k.a Feist. The former punk band singer certainly knows how to make an emotional impression on the listeners that have the honor of popping in one of her solid songs. A perfect example:
“Gatekeeper” on Let It Die
The simplicity of the songs have an almost bare-boned feel. It’s as if you are on her couch watching her pour creative emotion in a small, intimate performance whilst you sit cozy sipping on hot cup of tea. The gentle strums and strokes of both the piano and guitar leaves the listener wanting more…hoping that her next track has the effect and depth of the last. And the minute you get comfortable with her soft sweet style, she throws something a little punchy at you.
“I Feel It All” on The Reminder
The Canadian born siren has her hand in a number of cookie jars. She is known for her understanding and interpretation of artists songs and often co-writes songs with established musicians. She has worked and co-wrote with the likes of Peaches, The Kings of Convenience and one of her main on and off projects, Broken Social Scene. Her fabulous selection of music has also been featured in many different venues including an Apple iPod nano commercial, a number of movie soundtracks (500 Days of Summer, The Women, The Accidental Husband, among others), and other commercial ventures.
One delectable song, “My Moon My Man” on the album The Reminder was remixed by badass DJ Boys Noize and made into a massive hit.