LISTEN: Feist Teams Up With Jarvis Cocker For New Track ‘Century’
Feist has been sharing more and more music from her long-awaited comeback. The latest song, released today (Apr. 6), is a midtempo number off of her forthcoming album Pleasure. It features a spoken word interlude about the length of a century by Pulp rocker Jarvis Cocker.
"How long is that?" Cocker says. "3,155,973,600 seconds, 876,000,000 hours or 36,500 days – almost as long as one of those endless dark nights of the soul, whose noise never ends."
This is the second track the Canadian singer has shared from her album, and this new era is her first full-length release since 2011’s Metals. “Century” is a follow-up to her grittier title track, “Pleasure”, landed mid-March.
When Feist announced the album via her Twitter, she offered a fair few details. “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.”
On Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 Radio show, the singer divulged some more. “The whole record is pretty much Mocky and I in that face-to-face of – it’s pretty stark instrumentally. It's the two of us and at the end of the day our motto is kind of 'how to hit what and how hard' – that’s the motto.”
The “Century” singer announced a world tour, which includes several Canadian dates.
April 27 - Toronto, ON @ Trinity St. Paul
June 4 - Toronto, ON @ Field Trip Music & Arts Festival
June 30 - Saskatoon, SK @ Saskatchewan Jazz Festival
July 2 - Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Jazz Festival
July 9 - Winnipeg, MB @ Winnipeg Folk Festival
Listen to “Century” below: