It’s been three whole years since Leslie Feist’s mainstream breakthrough, The Reminder, came out, but, according to the Guardian‘s recent interview (via Exclaim) with her co-conspirator Chilly Gonzales, the pair are working on the follow-up right now (in addition to a film about “jazz chess”) just outside Paris. Gonzales was careful, however, to withhold any other specifics about when Feist’s 4th LP will be reaching our ears or what they’ve cooked up in the studio so far.
Meanwhile, Toronto alt-country artist Doug Paisley has enlisted the fellow Canadian singer-songwriter for a guest spot on his latest album, Constant Companion. Similar to her work alongside Wilco in Beck’s Record Club last year, Feist’s collaboration with Paisley, “What I Saw,” strips away the jazz-pop elements of her solo work for a breezy take on early ’70s folk-rock complete with honey-dipped harmonies. Check out a live clip of Feist debuting new song “He Was Free” and give “What I Saw” a spin below:
Doug Paisley (feat. Feist) – “What I Saw”
Feist – “He Was Free” (Live at the Winter Olympics)