Feist - One Evening
It's pop but of a kind that hasn't been heard on the radio since Rosie Vela released Magic Smile and there's something long-gone about the way that One Evening drifts out of the stereo. Something, as well, of classic pop songs from Darlene Love and The Ronettes but late-night and more restrained than the full Philles sound of the sixties.
One Evening is an elegant, easygoing song that is easiest compared to Norah Jones but is chequered with experience than outright musical ability. In particular, the pre-chorus of "And we started / Broken-hearted / Not believing / It could begin in one evening" is possibly the sweetest few seconds of music you're likely to hear and would make this song were it not for moments of equal beauty from so many of the other songs on Feist's forthcoming album, Let It Die, due on the 12th July.