Feist”s records are less defined by their genre and more by the textures and intimacy of the recordings. On Leslie Feist”s latest “Metals” – a title that would otherwise indicate a rock record – there is a new heaviness that makes it feel like it”s max capacity, even on its smallest-sounding songs. It so far best defines this singer-songwriter; what it lacks in urgency from frequently lethargic tempos, it feels immediate, fluid and close.
From there we climb the golden hill / calmly will eternity.” “Metals” sounds like something grown-into, of planned and unplanned elements that didn”t require too much discussion to manifest. After a four-year wait, it”s good news that Feist has made an album this easy to listen to.