January 30, 2012


Feist’s New Mini-Movie

One of the most slept on albums of 2011 was Feist’s Metals. People expected (or wanted) an upbeat, chart-topping companion to “1234,” but instead she fed us an arty, challenging and hauntingly gorgeous collection of tunes steeped in experimentation. Thanks for choosing a different route, Feist. She’s done the same visually, too. While recording in a Big Sur studio, she kept fans abreast of her progress with a series of artful video posts, and now the Toronto native has expanded her aesthetic into a touching cinematic clip for the stomping moody-blues jam “The Bad in Each Other,” shot in Mexico by director Martin De Thurah. Watch above.

Feist explained the idea of the video to SPIN: "When I approached Martin to make a little film for this song, he told me he thought it sounded like a battle cry. And that he wondered about finding the little, tiny wars people experience in between the big dramas," Feist said. "I interpreted that to mean, all the quiet internal battles that guide our actions, all the hopes and struggles we suppress or let carry us away. I feel like he's made a sort of symphony of In Betweens and stretched split seconds into feel-able, graspable echoes."