Feist Releases Album Online First

"Metals" gets airplay on the web before the radio.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

Canadian songstress Feist has released her new album "Metals" online more than a week before its proposed release date October 4th.

Leslie Feist, who has only gone by Feist since hitting radars with her debut album in '99 called "Monarch (Lay Your Jewelled Head Down)," has gone on to release three other studio albums including "Let It Die" (2004), "Open Season" (2006), and "The Reminder" (2007). However, she really became a household name when one of her songs "1234" was used in a popular (and very over-played) iPod commercial.

Feist decided to go a different route for her fourth project "Metals" and give fans a chance to hear the new album online first. She recently said in an interview with AFP (as reported by Postmedia News) that she kept longevity in mind when penning the songs for "Metals." She went on to say, "I tried to plant the possibility for it to adapt with me. I tried to be really responsible for the fact I know I'm going to be singing these songs for the rest of my life."

Feist has been nominated for a number of awards over the course of her career so far and has won a Grammy for Best Comedy Album as well as amassed a total of eight Juno Awards. She has also appeared in four movies.

Feist will kick off a tour in support of the new album on October 15th in Amsterdam. She'll then make stops in cities across Europe and the U.S., and she'll be showing some love with Canadian shows in Edmonton, Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, and Quebec City.


To stream Feist's album "Metals" visit http://www.listentofeist.com/metals/.