A Wayward Word's Worth

November 17, 2011

A world of wonderment

Filed under: Uncategorized — kylelawrence @ 9:59 am

Feist’s subconscious pop. By Kyle Mullin for Calgary’s FFWD Magazine, Nov. 17 2011

The synchronized dancers. The soaring rhythms. The disco-ball dazzle of her blue-sequined jumpsuit. It’s all more than familiar for the millions of fans who saw the music video and iPod commercial for Leslie Feist’s smash hit “1234” from her 2007 record The Reminder. But Feist essentially knew the steps long before they were even choreographed. She’d practically rehearsed the video’s every detail again and again at the age of 12 for her very first gig — the opening ceremonies of the Calgary Winter Olympics.

“It wasn’t until the video had been out for months that it dawned on me. I was at my mom’s house in Calgary walking up the stairs. Then, on the wall, I saw this portrait that had been taken of me when I was 12, wearing this blue sparkle suit,” she says of the 1988 costume that shared similar stitching to her music video getup. “Subconsciously, I was re-creating on my own terms the thing I had done as a kid.”






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