Cat Power: 2018
Cat Power with Carmel Holt (photo by Gus Philippas/WFUV)
Just days before the release of the highly anticipated new Cat Power album, Wanderer, Chan Marshall sat down with me for an interview at the Sonos Store in SoHo, in front of a lucky crowd. Although it's been over two decades since her debut, Dear Sir, came out in 1995, this moment in Marshall's career is brimming with fresh energy and hopeful beginnings.
In a wide-ranging, unguarded, and at times hilarious conversation — which did indeed wander — we talked about both the past and the present, from Marshall's time in New York City in the Nineties to her more recent move to Miami. We talked about motherhood and what it means to be a "wanderer," and why her love for cover songs endures. She also told us how she came to work with Lana Del Rey on the song "Woman" — a track that nearly didn’t make it onto her tenth album.
As we celebrate Cat Power as an FUV Essentials artist and welcome Wanderer to the world, this interview was a special opportunity to hear Marshall's stories. Her warmth, sense of humor, and unwavering commitment to life as an artist came shining through. You can hear our conversation on 90.7FM WFUV, today at 1 p.m. EDT, or anytime on demand below.
[Recorded: 10/2/18; Engineer: Jeremy Rainer; Producer: Sarah Wardrop]