Local | Cat Power Solo at Stockholm Music Arts

By on July 14, 2016

With just over two weeks left to this year’s edition of the Stockholm Music & Arts, it is high time to introduce one more name to the music program. To the already announced acts like Sigur Rós, Kraftwerk, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Joan Baez and Rufus Wainwright is now added yet another superstar of rank, we welcome the amazing Cat Power!

Chan “Cat Power” Marshall is one of the most exciting musicians who came out of the American indie wave in the 90s, and since her debut with “Dear Sir” in 1995, she has rarely stood still. Although she in certain periods of life has taken a step back from the spotlight appears she always show up again, with another interesting angle on the great American musical heritage. Her perhaps most beloved album, “The Greatest”, leaned heavily against Memphis soul and Delta blues while the recent “Sun” has a more modern, urban feel, where she even at times approaching remix- and club culture. A track she spun upon during this summer’s cooperation with the French disco elegants Cassius. Old-fashioned and modern, strong and weak, delicate and hard, universal and deeply personal – Chan Marshall is all those opposites that constitute not only an interesting man, but also a brilliant artist.

The debut “Dear Sir” was recorded together with friends from including Sonic Youth, Cat Power has since released eight albums including two highly acclaimed cover album, “The Covers Record” and “Jukebox”, in which she made highly personal interpretations of everything from The Rolling Stones to Liza Minnelli. Her latest album “Sun” from 2012 was the first time she entered the top ten in the US, but we suspect that it will not be her last chart. Her collaboration with French Cassius on the album “Ibifornia” includes not only a duet with Mike D of the Beastie Boys ( “Action”), but also one with Pharrell Williams ( “go up”).

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