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Feist – Pleasure

Feist will release a new album, entitled Pleasure, on April 28th via Interscope Records. The album is available for pre-order today from all participating digital retailers. Those who pre-order will receive an instant download of the album’s title track. Listen to “Pleasure” HERE:

Feist’s first album in six years reflects on secrets and shame, loneliness and tenderness, care and fatigue and is at its core a study on self-awareness . As the fourth full-length from the Canadian singer/songwriter born Leslie Feist, Pleasure builds off the warm naturalism of the Polaris Prize-winning Metals and emerges as her most formally defiant and expansive work so far. And while each album is a departure from the next, Pleasure finds the four-time Grammy Award nominee again showing the extraordinary depth of her artistry.

Recorded over the course of three months—in Stinson Beach, Upstate New York, and Paris — Pleasure was co-produced by Feist with longtime collaborators Renaud Letang and Mocky. In addition to reaffirming Feist as a cagily inventive guitar player, the album threads her shape-shifting and often haunting vocals into sparse and raw arrangements.

In 2004 Feist made her U.S. debut with Let It Die (featuring “Mushaboom”) which won the Juno Award for Best Alternative Rock Album, and garnered major critical acclaim. Her 2007 follow-up The Reminder debuted in the Top 20 in the U.S. and was hailed by The Village Voice as a “great batch of simple, precisely arranged love songs — expertly produced, delectably sung.” The single “1234” boosted the album’s sales to more than a million units internationally. Also including lead single “My Moon My Man,” The Reminder won Feist the 2007 Shortlist Music Prize (making her only the second woman to ever win the award).

After a several-year hiatus — during which she co-created Look At What The Light Did Now, a documentary about the making of The Reminder and her subsequent tour — Feist returned with Metals in 2011. Metals was her highest charting album, debuting at #9 on Billboard. It was named Album of the Year by the New York Times and won the Polaris Prize and four more Juno Awards. To date, Feist’s music has sold over three million units worldwide and amassed more than 500 million streams.

Tracklisting
1. Pleasure
2. I Wish I Didn’t Miss You
3. Get Not High,Get Not Low
4. Lost Dreams
5. Any Party
6. A Man Is Not His Song
7. The Wind
8. Century
9. Baby Be Simple
10. I’m Not Running Away
11. Young Up

Video: Lana Del Rey – Love

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Lana Del Rey has premiered the video to her new track “LOVE”. The video was directed by Rich Lee.

‘LOVE’ is the first track to be taken from her forthcoming album, which is due out later this year. The album is a body of work created by Lana and her longtime producer and collaborator Rick Nowels. Producers Benny Blanco and Emile Haynie also participated on ‘LOVE’. The album is also set to include some exciting guest featured artists – full details to be shared at a later date. Of the announcement, Lana said: “I made my first 4 albums for me, but this one is for my fans and about where I hope we are all headed”.

‘LOVE’ is available via Interscope/Polydor.
BUY AND STREAM ‘LOVE’ HERE http://lana.lnk.to/LOVE

Video: Tei Shi – Keep Running

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From the moment she emerged, Tei Shi has established herself as the latest in a line of uncompromising female artists. Her hypnotic brand of deconstructed pop has enchanted fans worldwide, while her bold and innovative fashion sense has drawn plaudits from style publications and Instagram followers alike. After breaking onto the scene with 2013’s Saudade EP, Tei Shi scored a bona fide hit a year later with “Bassically”, which racked up over 12 million streams across streaming platforms and YouTube. Now she’s preparing to release Crawl Space, her astounding and emotional debut album.

Tei Shi is the moniker of Buenos Aires-born Valerie Teicher. Teicher spent her childhood in Argentina and Colombia before moving to Canada, cultivating a strong artistic sensibility from a young age. During her studies at Massachusetts’ Berklee College of Music she began to realize her full potential as a performer, and by the time she moved to New York City after graduation, the Tei Shi project was born.

Mixing indie pop, electronic and R&B influences, Crawl Space is an assertive and masterful debut that sounds like little else out there. On this intimate record, Tei Shi brings a remarkable clarity to the act of being vulnerable, inviting her listener to bear witness to her innermost emotions. At the center is Tei Shi’s unmistakeable voice, a powerful instrument equally suited to pop bangers and sensual ballads.

“Keep Running” is the first single from the album, and is out now. The sumptuous video, directed by Agostina Gálvez, shows off a sultrier side to Tei Shi unseen in her previous visuals.

Director Agostina Gálvez noted, “Val (Tei Shi) and I connected creatively very fast and we were able to integrate our ideas in an interesting way. She wanted to do a karaoke scene and that was the starting point to develop the rest of the story in the video. What I like the most about it is how ordinary elements become strange, generating a special atmosphere throughout the song. Shooting her was great, her slow moves and graceful gestures made her whole performance hypnotic.”

Teicher went on to say, “Keep Running was the first new track I wrote shortly after releasing my last EP. It’s a kind of call to arms to someone you love, to take on and confront all of life’s obstacles together. To fight to stay together through thick and thin. A ride or die kind of love.”

Crawl Space is available worldwide through Downtown/Interscope Records on March 31, 2017. Tour news and more coming soon.

Video: Jessie Ware – Say You Love Me

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UK soul chanteuse and two-time Brit Award nominee Jessie Ware has just released the video for “Say You Love Me”. The video was directed by Tell No One, an experimental film duo that blends art and technique.

Tell No One are London-based filmmakers Luke White and Remi Weekes. Their work has been screened at New York’s Guggenheim Museum and the British Film Institute. “When I found out Tell No One were interested in directing ‘Say You Love Me,’ I was so confident they would deliver something visually beautiful and provocative,” said Ware. “They are such talents and I have been a fan of their work for a while.  I was an absolute pleasure to work with them on this.  It was probably the most technically challenging thing I have worked on, but for them, it looked like a walk in the park.  They have such confidence in what they do, it was inspiring to watch.”

“Say You Love Me,” written by Jessie Ware, Ed Sheeran, Benny Blanco & Two Inch Punch and produced by BenZel, is from Ware’s sophomore release, Tough Love available October 21st 2014 via PMR Records /Friends Keep Secrets / Interscope Records.