Feist is back... and she's conjured up a teaser video just like one of the witches in Macbeth would conjure up an evil spirit.
The singer/songwriter posted a 36-second teaser video on her website this morning, and it's basically a bunch of distorted electronic noise backed up by shadowy black and white imagery of trees blowing in moonlight night.
Within a few seconds of watching this clip, we found ourselves immediately shocked: Gentle, quirky, delicate Feist, known for her catchy, clap-along pop tunes and appearances on Sesame Street had suddenly morphed into this badass witch pixie singing about figures in tragedy in our heads.
What could this song — if it is indeed a clip from a song that'll appear on her upcoming as-yet-untitled new LP — possibly be about?
The murder of Agamemnon?
Phaedra's response to the misogynistic tirades against her for propositioning Hippolytus in the play of the same name by Euripides?
The witches summoning three spirits and giving Macbeth three warnings?
Oedipus tearing out his eyes after realizing he's married his mother?
We don't know, but this is what's going through our heads because we secretly hope to add Feist to our list of Witchcore practitioners. Then she can inhabit two different worlds: One that's full of cutesy nursery rhymes and Big Bird, and another that's full of poisonous, vehement retribution from the gods on high. 'Cause, you know, then we'd also prove our point about 2011 being "The Year Of Witchcore."
If you head over to Feist's website, it looks like she's planning on unleashing 11 more of these clips because next to this one are several more boxes with locks over them... hmm...
Feist spent time working on the follow-up to 2007's The Reminder in Paris with Chilly Gonzales last summer.