My dad recently emailed me for help identifying a song he “really liked.” It was female singer, a medium pop type of song, a light swing to it,” he wrote. “The refrain had in it words something about ‘change your heart’ or ‘changing your heart.'” Of course, it was Feist’s “1 2 3 4,” which is nominated for best female pop vocal performance at this year’s Grammys. I immediately replied with a link to Feist’s MySpace. Then I felt that ping in the pit of my stomach; that feeling of, well, aging, now that me and my father have similar taste in music. Dad never approved of Black Flag! Sigh.
Anyway, the video for “1 2 3 4” is also being nominated for a Grammy award. It was directed by Patrick Daughters, who also helmed Feist’s new video for “I Feel It All” off her (of course) Grammy nominated album The Remainder. Check out the sweet pyrotechnics and air piano playing! As Stereogum notes, the adorableness factor in this video is set at 11. Watch at your own risk (of cute overload).