Feist: The Stranger (Gord Downie Tribute)

Hauntingly beautiful, Feist’s cover of “The Stranger was her tribute to fellow Canadian and Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie, who died this week from brain cancer. The track was drawn from Downie’s 2016 solo album Secret Path. Feist explains that “I send out this song with love, respect and gratitude in honor of Gord’s generosity of spirit. I admired so much his honest way of …

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Leon Bridges: River For those of us living in the wake of HBO’s profound female-powered series “Big Little Lies,” the program lives on in its soulful soundtrack, now available online. Among the many standout tracks, Leon Bridges’ gorgeous “River” truly captivates. The song originally closed out Bridges’ Grammy-nominated album Coming Home. It was written as a message of light and hope for those involved in …

Feist feat. Jarvis Cocker: Century

It’s been six years since Feist released an album. Fortunately, on 28 April she’ll be dropping her fifth full-length, Pleasure, and today she’s offered up a second track to tease the release. “Century,” an almost six-minute-long song chugs forward on a prominent bass line and jangling guitars with Feist’s vocals skipping above. Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker makes an unexpected contribution midway through, accompanied by an entire …