FEIST - PLEASURE
Double vinyl LP pressing. 2017 release, the fifth studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Feist. When Feist came out with 2011's Metals, her underrated follow-up to The Reminder, she made it clear that she was not interested in playing the sparkly, quirky pop singer seen in the 1234 video for the rest of her days. Built by what we got built for/As much as what we avoid, she sings, shouting the first line and cooing the second. By the climax, she's screaming about how pleasure is what we're here for but still hinting at more than just straight-up carnality. She doubles down on the clamor with punkish hiccups, handclaps, and shouty chants. What began as a ruminative peek into why we desire, becomes a kind of rallying cry for how sex is our will. Now that's the reminder.