September 23, 2011

Feist - "Lover's Spit" (BSS cover)

"Lover's Spit" first appeared back on Broken Social Scene's second album, You Forgot It In People, in 2002. Written and originally sung by founding-member Kevin Drew, the song's got several memorable and sharply visceral lines that have seemingly been permanently imprinted on my brain over the years, like "All these people drinking lover's spit," and "You know it's time, that we grow old and do some shit." Simple, yes, but also classic. In the 2004 B-sides compilation, Bee Hives, the song reappears with Leslie Feist on vocals. That same year, Feist stopped by the Black Sessions broadcast by Radio France and recorded this sparse performance. While it doesn't have the emotional grandiosity of the original, Feist's blunt and tender voice paired with her clean electrified guitar give the song a quiet and disarmingly determined weight.

Feist - "Lover's Spit" (Broken Social Scene cover)

And yes, everybody's favorite Canadian songstress (after Joni Mitchell, of course), has a new album out, Metals, in less than two weeks on October 4th. Listen to a track from the LP below.

How Come You Never Go There by Feist


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