I can interpret Feist’s infectious, killer song “I Feel It All” as someone who is very much over a past relationship that turned sour but still kicking themselves for reeling from it. That may or not be the case, but that doesn’t matter. Music is meant to be felt, and it can hold different meanings for different people.
On a recent, rather warm August evening, that notion and more got passed around as I met the acclaimed Canadian singer/songwriter at a cozy antique hotel in the East Village. Sitting in the courtyard which, surprisingly, drowned out the city noise, I found her to be as authentic as the words she puts to music. Within minutes of meeting me, Feist apologized for being a little late for the interview. She was running a few errands since she just landed in New York and admittedly, she was jet lagged. Even so, Leslie Feist, dressed in a loose white shirt and jeans, was bright-eyed and game to discuss her current mindset and music — both of which are centered these days on Metals, her fourth full-length album which drops Oct. 4. Continue reading