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Is Feist Coming Back This Year?

MONTREAL, QC - JUNE 28: Feist performs during the day one of the 2013 Festival International de Jazz de Montreal on June 28, 2013 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Raffi Kirdi/Getty Images)

It’s been a while since we heard from Feist—the Canadian singer-songwriter’s most recent album was 2011’s Metals, which won the Polaris Music Prize in 2012. Though she remains active as a member of the Broken Social Scene collective, she’s mostly stayed out of the spotlight lately.

Two recent developments, however, have our ears perked up: First, Feist appears along Chance the Rapper, Paul Simon, and Wilco on this summer’s Eaux Claires festival lineup. Second: Last week, ran a piece about Feist’s charity effort to collect backpacks for HIV-positive schoolchildren in Malawi, which included this nugget:

Feist has been largely off the radar since the 2011 release of her award-winning album “Metals” and since the album’s subsequent tour came to a close the end of the following year. (Fans can expect her long-awaited follow-up in April as well as her vocals on the upcoming Broken Social Scene record.)

Feist shared the HuffPo article on her official Facebook page, and someone from the band Electric Guest apparently let the news slip on a Comedy Bang Bang podcast a couple weeks back, so… new Feist album in April? [Stereogum]