Feist's new album Pleasure is out April 28, and she’s just shared a second new song, “Century.” Like the title track, “Century” has a rustic, unplugged feel, which eventually gives way to a gentle coda and a masculine spoken-word part provided by Jarvis Cocker, of Pulp fame.
Beth Ditto, former leader of the band The Gossip, is prepping her first solo full-length. “Fire,” its first single and opening track, dropped over the weekend via BBC Radio 1. According to a listing in the New Zealand iTunes store, Ditto’s album is titled "Fake Sugar" and due out on June 16.
This week, Lana Del Rey announced her new album Lust for Life and shared a cryptic, imagery-filled trailer video. Many of those symbols and references likely won’t make sense until we hear the full record, as director Clark Jackson told Pitchfork on Thursday. Of course, that hasn’t stopped the LDR rumor mill from adding a third shift. Here are a few ideas we found on fan message boards and Twitter accounts, in order of their relative credibility: