Canadian singer songwriter Leslie Feist visited ‘The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos’, talking about how her career took off thanks to ‘1,2,3,4’, winning a battle of the bands in high school – getting a chance to perform with the Ramones, finding early success in France as an “exotic” export from Calgary, “you can’t look a gift horse in the mouth” regarding ‘1,2,3,4’ and the iPod commercials, expectations for her next record now that she’s “arrived”, and more.
Asked if it’s better not seeing what’s around her, Feist said, “I think I maybe purposely cultivate a bit of naivety about the thing, because it’s incredible and the only way I actually live it is at gigs, so luckily I play nine nights a week. That’s real, it’s four walls, it’s enclosed, people brought their bodies there. It’s different people in every city, unless they travel from city to city, but it’s just sort of this indication of something on a big scale but small and realizable right in front of you. It’s something I really like about the shows too, because they’re over when they’re over. It not this kind of archiving except when people YouTube with their cellphones in the air, but other than that, it’s just something that’s really nice. It happens in a moment and it’s finished. You’re only as good as your last whatever, it’s sort of a way to just keep renewing things for myself every night, as opposed to what lives on beyond me, which is sort of this hologram over there, the sort of two dimensional version of me that’s out in the world.”
Watch the first half of her interview below.