Feist performs “Graveyard” in Studio Q
Feist is one of my all-time favourite singer! Love how she’s ever so cool and sassy. The way that she rocks her guitar (you’ll know what I mean when you see her playing the electric guitar), her haunting heart-wrenching vocals that appear in really happy dancey songs (1234, Gatekeeper, Secret Heart) to haunting songs like this (Graveyard, The bad in each other) which are like really dramatic story-telling songs that reach a climatic end with all the sounds coming together in an uproar (I think the backup vocals had a big part to play) and there are always those really sad and heart-breaking songs like Let it die and Water.
Watched her documentary Look at what the light did now is at the not-so-long-ago Singapore Film Festival which really just increased my admiration and love for her. She made use of shadow puppetry which are in line with the themes of her song which makes her concerts a delightful combination of art and music. Would totally love to be one of those backstage people working on the shadow puppetry projections playing with torch lights and stuff. :) One of my dream jobs is to be one of the backstage people on a Feist tour.
Graveyards is my favourite song on Metals. For some reason the “bring ‘em all back to life” part is just saddening and uplifting at the same time. Reminds me of the people the people that left me and how I would probably meet them in an alternate universe when they’re brought back to life. The song starts off soft and slowly builds into the Native-American kinda chant and anthem at the end which reminds me of some of them sitting around the fire and chanting to bring someone back.