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Feist unveiled as winner of the Canada's Polaris Prize 2012

25 September 2012, 09:02 | Written by Luke Morgan Britton

Feist has won Canada’s Polaris Music Prize for her latest record Metals.

The musician was revealed as the seventh annual Polaris Prize winner at a ceremony at the Masonic Temple in Toronto last night. A grand jury of 11 journalists deliberated on the 10 artists shortlist before coming to their decision. Following performances from Cadence Weapon, Cold Specks, Kathleen Edwards, Feist, Fucked Up, Grimes and YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN the 2012 winner was announced by last year’s winners Arcade Fire.

Feist walked away with the giant cheque for $30,000 on the night for her album Metals. Coming four years after the success of The Reminder, the time taken to craft an intimate and nuanced album that is both immediate and continues to reveal itself with repeated listens. Clearly the panel agreed.

The singer told the audience at the event:

“Everyone had a favourite record and I did, too, and I didn’t think it was me. I’ll be going to all these gigs, because I’d like to see an hour and a half of all these performers.”

You can stream the winning album here.

The shortlist for the 2012 Polaris Prize was as follows:

Cadence Weapon – Hope in Dirt City
Cold Specks – I Predict A Graceful Expulsion
Drake – Take Care
Kathleen Edwards – Voyageur
Feist – Metals
Fucked Up – David Comes To Life
Grimes – Visions
Handsome Furs – Sound Kapital
Japandroids – Celebration Rock
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan – YT // ST

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