The daughter of an American abstract expressionist painter and a Canadian ceramics artist, Feist grew up in different parts of Canada, but was living in Calgary when she got her start as lead singer with local band Placebo. In the mid-1990s she played bass guitar with Noah's Arkweld and rhythm guitar with By Divine Right and was guest vocalist on the Peaches album 'The Teaches of Peaches'. Feist made her debut album 'Monarch (Lay Your Jewelled Head Down)' in 1999 and toured extensively, while also joining Toronto indie band Broken Social Scene. She made her commercial breakthrough, however, with her second solo album 'Let It Die' in 2004 which included several tracks written with fellow Canadian Gonzalez. Feist toured heavily throughout Europe with Gonzalez before releasing third album 'The Reminder' in 2007 which included the track '1234' which became a hit single after being featured on an Apple iPod commercial. She had further success with 'I Feel It All' which featured in the UK TV series 'The Inbetweeners' and the movie 'The Accidental Husband', but still found time to rejoin Broken Social Scene on their 2010 album 'Forgiveness Rock Record'. In 2010 Feist's album 'The Reminder' was the subject of a documentary film which showed her creative processes of writing and recording the record. The documentary, 'Look at What the Light Did Now', was directed by Anthony Seck and featured interviews with Feist as well as several members of her band. Brand new album 'Pleasure' was released in 2017 to critical acclaim with the accompanying title track as a single.

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