Toronto music fans, take note: indie darling, Calgary native and Toronto resident Leslie Feist announced her third fourth full-length album, Metals, this week. Due in stores Oct. 4, Metals was recorded in both Toronto and Big Sur, California and follows four years after 2007’s breakout The Reminder, which garnered international acclaim, four Grammy nominations and a few Juno awards to boot. While Oct. 4 may be several months away, Feist has released two video clips thus far (with more to come) that serve as album teasers and hint at what we can expect from Feist’s latest project. More teasing, after the jump.
In between albums, Feist released Look at What the Light Did Now, a documentary about recording and touring with The Reminder, directed by Anthony Seck. Part concert-film, part meditation on fame, the doc revealed Feist’s intimate collaborative relationships with different artists, including fellow Canuck musician Chilly Gonzalez. Gonzalez continues to influence Feist’s music as co-producer of Metals, alongside Mocky and Valgeir Sigurðsson. In fact, Gonzalez can be seen front and centre in teaser 3, among a group of musicians during a recording session. Teaser 1 (no word on 2 yet) features new recordings set against a black and white landscape, but with only two short clips online its difficult to tell what Metals will sound like. If teasers 1 and 3 tell us anything, it’s that Metals will feature everything we love about Feist’s past albums (poignant lyrics and haunting vocals) and a few new things (three-piece string parts, expansive guitar jamming) as well. Either way, we can’t wait to see more.