Feist’s New Album ‘Pleasure’ Due Out April

Canadian singer Leslie Feist, better known as Feist, has released details of her forthcoming album. The 11-track album will be titled Pleasure, and will be released April 28 via Universal.

It’s the 41-year-old’s first full-length album in six years, since 2011’s Metals. Feist took to Twitter to share the album’s artwork with her fans, writing, “Much to my surprise, I woke up this morning to see the word is out for Pleasure.”

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“So here's what I can tell you.... I made this record last winter with 2 of my closest friends, Mocky and Renaud LeTang,” the artist wrote in a series of tweets. “I was raw and so were the takes. Our desire was to record that state without guile or go-to's and to pin the songs down with conviction and our straight up human bodies.”

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“I titled the album Pleasure like I was planting a seed or prophecising some brightness,” she continued. “The experience of pleasure is mild or deep, sometimes temporal, sometimes a sort of low grade lasting, usually a motivator. If the way you look at things is how they look then my motivation is to look with a brighter eye.”

“So there it is, in a nutshell. I'm grateful for your curiosity, the music is en route. Best and soon, Leslie.”

Feist is set to headline the Winnipeg Folk Festival in early July. She also announced several other festival tour dates.

06/03-04 Toronto, ON - Field Trip Festival
06/17 Eau Claire, WI - Eaux Claires Festival
07/06 Winnipeg, MB - Winnipeg Folk Fest
07/20-22 Wiesen, AT - Out of the Woods Festival
08/04-06 Katowice, PL - OFF Festival
08/08-12 Oslo, NO - Oya Festival
08/10-12 Gotenburg, SE - Way Out West Festival