Feist wins Polaris prize

By | Published on Tuesday 25 September 2012


The lovely Leslie Feist has won this year’s Polaris Prize, Canada’s equivalent of the Mercury. She won the honour and the CDN$30,000 prize that goes with it for her album ‘Metals’.

Asked for a quote for the award’s official press release, Feist said: “Polaris is asking me for a quote… I haven’t had a second to consider how to talk about this yet, but what I want to say is thank you to the people who really listened to my record. I’m genuinely grateful from one solitary listener to another. Honestly, thanks”.

Feist’s ‘Metals’ beat competition from other shortlisted albums by Cadence Weapon, Cold Specks, Drake, Kathleen Edwards, Fucked Up, Grimes, Handsome Furs, Japandroids and Yamantaka/Sonic Titan.