Watch: Feist – Graveyard


More than a year after the release of Metals, Feist has debuted a new video for the deeply sublime “Graveyard.” The song is arguably the most exquisite tune from an album swimming in riches.

Director Keith Megna makes several boldly artistic choices for the video, including a sustained, single shot in black-and-white, prolonged moments of minimal movement, blurred faces for Leslie Feist and her band, low-budget CGI for circling crows and a lone, pink butterfly that calls to mind the unforgettable, young girl in Schindler’s List. The techniques go far to enhance the haunting, beautiful lyrics and melody Feist crafted for “Graveyard,” and the video complements the song’s entrancing power. After several dozen listens, “Graveyard” is a song that has never once failed to fill my spine with shivers, especially once Feist’s triumphant chorus kicks in. Megna’s video artfully does the song justice.

Feist’s Metals (which took home prestigious Polaris Music Prize, honoring the year’s best album by a Canadian artist, in September) is available via Cherrytree/Interscope.

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