Cat Power, the vocalist, songwriter, musician and producer Chan Marshall, will release her new album Covers on January 14th 2022, via Domino.
Cover songs have always occupied a crucial place in the Marshall canon, and Covers completes a trilogy of sorts, following beloved past Cat Power collections Jukebox (2008) and The Covers Record (2000). While she frequently delights and surprises with the songs she chooses to cover, it’s Marshall’s total commitment to the performance – imbuing the songs with a creative singularity that rivals her original work – that make Cat Power covers so special.
Hear Marshall’s “personal favorite,” a cover of The Pogues “A Pair Of Brown Eyes” here…
Produced in its entirety by Marshall, Covers features fully reimagined songs by Frank Ocean, Bob Seger, Lana Del Rey, Jackson Browne, Iggy Pop, The Pogues, Nick Cave and The Replacements and more, plus an updated rendition of her own song “Hate” from The Greatest (2006), retitled “Unhate” for this album.
Covers closes with a powerful take on the Billie Holiday-associated standard “I’ll Be Seeing You,” which was inspired by recent losses within Marshall’s creative inner circle – including Sun collaborator Phillippe Zdar, who tragically passed in 2019. “When people who you love have been taken from you, there’s always a song that holds their memory in your mind,” Marshall says. “It’s a conversation with those on the other side, and it’s really important for me to reach out to people that way.”
Covers album tracklisting…
- Bad Religion – Frank Ocean
- Unhate – Cat Power – Chan Marshall
- Pa Pa Power – Dead Man’s Bones
- A Pair Of Brown Eyes – The Pogues
- Against the Wind – Bob Seger
- Endless Sea – Iggy Pop
- These Days – Jackson Browne
- It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels – Kitty Wells
- I Had A Dream Joe – Nick Cave
- Here Comes A Regular – The Replacements
- I’ll Be Seeing You – Billie Holiday