Vocalist and songwriter Cat Power has shared her rendition of Dead Man’s Bones’ ‘Pa Pa Power’, the next single from her forthcoming album Covers scheduled for release on January 14, 2022 via Domino.
Chan Marshall, better known as Cat Power, has shared the music video of her take on the Dead Man’s Bones song, ‘Pa Pa Power’.
Marshall says of the cover,
“I started playing this solo in 2012 (originally more dissonant and trance-y), when the Occupy Wall street protests were going on. Occupy was bunkering down and saying, ‘This shit’s fucking fucked up.’ And helping citizens be a voice in their local government. They got a lot of good things done, but the American media killed the movement. I felt like this song was relative to that. The American media has always penalized any sort of social progressiveness and is always the first to express conservative rhetoric against something that is beneficial to the nation. I’d open with this song on the 2013 China tour. ‘Burn the streets, burn the cars.’”
Cat Power will release her new album, Covers, next year on January 14, 2022. The album is the third record consisting of cover songs by other renowned artists, following 2008’s Jukebox and 2000’s The Covers Record.
Covers is singlehandedly produced by Marshall and will feature song reworks by Frank Ocean, Bob Seger, Lana Del Rey, Jackson Browne, Iggy Pop, The Pogues, Nick Cave and The Replacements, among others.