The latest from Feist is a more subdued, considered set that is nonetheless filled with a sense of warmth and intimacy.
While Forever Before is wistful to start out, it slowly adds more leftfield atmospherics before returning to guitar and voice. It’s emblematic of the overall tone on Multitudes, bare bones songwriting with delicate sounds woven in to expand the palette at key moments. Elsewhere, The Redwing is a Country-tinged outing that feels light but retains emotional depth. The sparse Become The Earth is a highlight, as Feist’s measured vocals switch out for a multi layered choral swell that is both psychedelic and resolutely grounded all at once. It may not be the earworms of Feist’s early career, but it’s some of her finest songwriting yet.