Feist brings her sultry singing style to Istanbul

Feist brings her sultry singing style to Istanbul

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Feist brings her sultry singing style to Istanbul

Feist will bring her sultry, indie-rock styling to Maçka Küçükçiftlik Park on Aug. 25. and performs her famous songs in Istanbul. REUTERS photo

Four-time Grammy award nominee, Canadian singer-songwriter Feist will cap off the city’s summer concert season with her first-ever Istanbul performance in one of the most anticipated events of the summer.

Feist will bring her sultry, indie-rock styling to Maçka Küçükçiftlik Park on Aug. 25.

With four Grammy award nominations and 11 Juno Awards under her belt, Feist received the Shortlist Music Prize for her album, The Reminder, and in 2011 released her latest recording Metals. In addition to her hits “1234,” “Inside Out,” “Mushaboom,” “I Feel It All,” “The Limit to Your Love” and “My Moon My Man,” Feist is renowned for her collaborations with Kings of Convenience, Beck, and Wilco. Along with her burgeoning solo career the Canadian songstress is also a member of the art-rock collective Broken Social Scene. She is regarded as one of the most talented musicians to come out of Canada in recent years.

Feist’s concert is one of the long awaited concerts of the summer and reviews of past performances promise fans in Istanbul won’t be disappointed.

“She has been touring Metals long enough that the show, polished to precision, almost lacks feeling. What keeps it fresh is her aptitude for improvisation: you have to listen closely to her vocals because at any minute she could be singing an instruction to join in or a comment on proceedings,” The Guardian wrote recently in a review of her tour. Feist has garnered attention from around the world with the stage show of her current tour thanks to her continually fresh interpretation of her own songs onstage.

Rise to fame in pop culture

Feist is one of the most listened to artists in Europe and America and as her fame grew she became a cult figure in popular culture. She was photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the November 2007 issue of Vanity Fair as part of a photo essay on folk music. On Nov. 3 that same year, she performed “1234” and “I Feel It All” on the American TV show, Saturday Night Live.

She was also on the Spring 2008 cover of Naked Eye. On April 28 Feist was interviewed on Stephen Colbert’s talk show and performed “I Feel It All” while Colbert donned Feist’s blue, sequined, strapless jumpsuit from the “1234” video. Feist joined Colbert again for his first-ever Christmas special, “A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!,” which first aired on Nov. 23, 2008. She played an angel working for Heaven’s overloaded phone prayer service. She also accompanied the Disko Bay Expedition of Cape Farewell. On Oct, 20, 2008, she told The Canadian Press that, following the success of her last album, The Reminder, she felt she needed to step away from the pressures of the music industry to consider her next career move and “rest for a minute.”

Her hiatus was short lived and in September 2010 Feist announced through her website the release of a documentary film about the creative process of making of The Reminder. The film, “Look at What the Light Did Now,” was directed by Canadian film director Anthony Seck and shot on Super 8 mm film. It was released on DVD in December 2010 and a limited series of screenings were conducted, including a Toronto screening at the Royal Ontario Museum, which featured a post-film interview of Feist by George Stroumboulopoulos.

The film focuses on the recording of The Reminder as well as the development of the tour through puppetry and projection. The film includes interviews with band member Afie Jurvanen, record producer Chilly Gonzales, Fesit’s Broken Social Scene bandmates Kevin Drew and Andrew Whiteman and video director Patrick Daughters.