With its songs revealing more nuance upon every revisiting, Let It Die has emerged as an immaculate introduction to an artist whose insight and complexity only deepen over subsequent albums — a feat that’s especially remarkable considering Let It Die wasn’t even meant to be. “It was all so strange and so contrary to everything I’d done before, it was almost like an accident to end up with such solid footing,” says Feist. “But at the time there was this feeling like all the doors were open. There was so much less forcing or presumption or overt self-awareness that goes on today. We were all just throwing ideas at the wall, and starting to explore who we’d eventually become.”