November 14, 2007

FLAME ON:

Feist: Torch Songs and Bulletproof Buzz: Hear an Interview and In-Studio Performance (David Dye, 10/22/07, World Cafe)

Leslie Feist has long attracted serious buzz: For the last several years, she's appeared on the verge of jumping from underground success to mainstream stardom. In recent weeks, she's started to fulfill that promise, with her song "1234" surfacing in ubiquitous commercials and her face appearing on top late-night talk shows.

The tremendous response would have been hard to predict a few years ago — with roots in punk bands, Feist was known primarily as a participant in the Canadian indie-rock collective Broken Social Scene — but she possesses a naturally smoky voice that makes her instantly accessible. A remarkably gifted torch singer, Feist has the power and skill to connect with a diverse audience.



Posted by Orrin Judd at November 14, 2007 6:38 AM
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