Papermag spent a few days with Chan in Brooklyn and her home of five years, Miami, weaving through the ups, downs, uppers and downers that have colored Cat Power’s extraordinary career to date. Between bits about kissing Jude Law in the forthcoming feature film My Blueberry Nights (also starring Norah Jones) and playing out Karl Lagerfeld slowly seducing Chan into a life of Chanel, Papermag gets a little info on the artists to whom Marshall will pay tribute on the covers album we’re meant to see later this year:
For her next album of cover songs (“I love singing songs that I love. Even when I was younger, nervous, uncomfortable and emotionally disabled, I always felt more freedom singing covers because it’s not really my material”), which she starts work on in April, Marshall will record another Dylan song, as well as songs by Hank Williams, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Kitty Wells, Duke Ellington and Fairport Convention. She tells me she’s trying to get Keith Richards to play on some of the tracks with her. After that, she plans to hole up on an island somewhere to write songs for Sun, a new album featuring all original material.
That’s the informative bit, but head over for more on Cat Power eating food off of strangers’ plates in restaurants and how her V Is For Vendetta soundtrack money led to her new life with Lagerfeld.