Feist Samples Mastodon on Her New Album
"Mastodon is like a flamethrower of guy-sound and feeling," she says
Published Apr 17, 2017Feist and Mastodon's 2012 team-up as "Feistodon" was one of the more interesting Record Store Day offerings that year, and as Pitchfork points out, the two artists are set to come together again as part of the songwriter's new LP.
The publication notes that Feist's forthcoming Pleasure cut "A Man Is Not His Song" will sample Mastodon's "High Road," taken from the Atlanta metal outfit's 2014 LP Once More 'Round the Sun.
The sample is said to be only a quick snippet of the song, and Feist broke down how it will fit into the song:
I wanted a sonic representation of the feminine/masculine binary, and Mastodon is like a flamethrower of guy-sound and feeling. It felt right at the end of this observation that a man is not his song, and nothing is really what it purports to be. I know a lot of men, and a lot of them write songs, and I know the difference between what they are and what they sing. And it's same for me — there is your pedestrian voice and your maker's voice, and it just felt notable to observe that some people can be subsumed by the voice they've made, and others keep it in check.
Pleasure arrives on April 28 via Universal. Find a list of Feist's upcoming tour dates here, and pre-order Pleasure here.