Cat power, singer / songwriter / producer Chan Marshall, presents today a preview of his next album Blankets (January 14, 2022 / Domino) with a new rendition of “I’ll Be Seeing You” by Billie Holiday as well as an updated rendition of the Cat Power song “Hate” from The Greatest (2006), renamed “Unhate” for the album.
She also released a music video for “I’ll Be Seeing You” which nods to Lady Day as Marshall sings behind a classic ’40s-style Shure microphone in a cabaret hall evoking the beautifully restrained voice of the jazz legend.
Watch the video directed by Greg Hunt for “I’ll Be Seeing You” here
“I’ll Be Seeing You” was inspired by recent losses surrounding Marshall’s inner circle in life, including Sun collaborator Philippe Zdar, who tragically died in 2019.
“When people you love have been taken from you, there’s always a song that keeps their memory in your mind,” Marshall ruminates as he talks about the importance the cover itself holds in his heart. “It’s a conversation with those on the other side, and it’s really important for me to reach people this way.”
Since Marshall announced the much anticipated Blankets in early October with her portrayal of Frank Ocean’s “Bad Religion” and the Pogues’ “A Pair Of Brown Eyes”, she appeared on The Late Late Show With James Corden and announced a 32-date US tour starting January 16, including Brooklyn Steel on January 19 and continues through May. She also recently shared the first official music video for the album, featuring her rendition of “Pa Pa Power” from Dead Man’s Bones.
Previews of previously released albums have been highlighted everywhere from NYLON (“hits like a freight train”) to Pitchfork, Vulture, FADER (“windblown and expansive”) and Rolling Stone, all echoing the multigenerational impact by Marshall.
As Marshall explains herself, creating a conversation that spans generations is part of what prompts her to continue playing and recording renditions of other songs as she has done here: “I plays covers all the time, and it’s important for me to record them because that’s what me and my listeners both get… ”, she explains, and in that regard, Covers is an impressive document of artistic interpretation that is truly built to last.
More details, including Covers’ full song list and 2022 tour dates below.
COVERS LIST OF TRACKS
Bad Religion – Frank Ocean
Hate – Cat Power – Chan Marshall
Pa Pa Power – The Bones of the Dead Man
Mustang Blanche – Lana Del Rey
A pair of brown eyes – Les Pogues
Against the Wind – Bob Seger
Endless Sea – Iggy Pop
These Days – Jackson Browne
It Wasn’t God Who Created Honky Tonk Angels- Kitty Wells
I had a dream Joe – Nick Cave
Here is a regular – The substitutes
I’ll See You – Billie Holiday
1-16 Albany, NY – Empire Live
1-18 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
1-19 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
1-20 Philadelphia, PA – Performing Arts Theater
1-22 Washington, DC – 9:30 am Club
1-24 Atlanta, Georgia – East
1-25 Nashville, Tennessee – Brooklyn Bowl
1-27 Houston, Texas – Home of the Blues
1-28 Dallas, Texas – Granada Theater
1-29 Austin, Texas – Emo’s
1-31 Tulsa, OK – Cain Ballroom
2-02 Denver, CO – Ogden Theater
2-04 Boise, ID – Knitting Mill
2-05 Eugene, OR – McDonald Theater
2-06 Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
2-07 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
2-09 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
2-10 San Francisco, CA – Castro Theater
2-11 Los Angeles, CA – The Orpheum Theater
4-19 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
4-21 Detroit, MI -St. Andrews
4-22 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom
4-23 Minneapolis, MN – University Theater
4-25 St. Louis, MO – Red Flag
4-26 Indianapolis, IN – Le Vogue
4-27 Cleveland, Ohio – House of Blues
4-29 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theater
4-30 Jersey City, NJ – White Eagle Hall
5-1 Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theater
5-3 New Haven, CT – Toad Square
5-5 Charlottesville, Virginia – Jefferson Theater
5-6 Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theater