Feist has ambition. The New York Times has a piece profiling Leslie’s rise, direction, impending stardom, offering cute quotes (“I’m on the archaeological dig to find the place where my heart ended up”), noteworthy facts (sorry guys, she’s dating fellow BSSer Kevin Drew) and getting some backstory from one of Feist’s closest colleagues, Canadian keyboardist Jason Charles Beck (a.k.a. Chilly Gonzales). The NYT details the duo’s shared history: Feist and Chilly (along with Peaches) toured Europe together shortly after Monarch was released in ’99 (the two rapped together while on that trek), and Gonzales would go on to produce both Let It Die and The Reminder.
And this is a perfect opportunity to suggest Gonzales’s ’05 release Solo Piano. The instrumentation is just what the title suggests, and there’s no need for accompaniment; Beck’s classical comps are serene and cinematic throughout. Stream it here and relax.
The article also talks up Feist’s single-shot, choreographed vid for “1 2 3 4” that we posted last week, and she’s already got another clip of the same: one shot, lots of dancing, Leslie looking lovely — but this time she’s on an airport’s moving walkway. Yeah, we know what that reminds you of.