Cat Power - Sun
Posted By Hazal – 05.09.2012
I have an intense admiration for Chan Marshall, aka Cat Power. She began her career at a young age, continually produced albums that were like nothing else on the market, battled alcoholism, performed live despite her crippling stage fright and she loved and lost but has always kept her sense of humor. She is an individual like no other; aside from her unique voice and her eternal youth, her deep love for other humans is by far the best thing about her. The new album ‘Sun’ proves that there is no looking back for this artist, only moving forward. Some writers have claimed this album is a ‘break up’ album in reference to Marshall’s relationship with actor Giovanni Ribisi, but those writers mustn’t have actually listened to the songs because this album, to me, is one of strength, individualism, empathy, morality and political activism. If you are an unconditional fan of Cat Power, then you are already well acquainted with the lyrical intelligence that Marshall possesses. She tears herself to shreds and examines every fault in her being only to recognize that “Sometimes you gotta do what you don’t wanna do/ To get away with an unordinary life” (see “Real Life”). This album is a reflection of the maturation of what was once a lost soul. It doesn’t wallow like “Moon Pix” and it doesn’t pine like “The Greatest”, it more so embraces the shit in life that you can’t control, it stabs at those things which we can change but do not, and it celebrates the world with all its faults and all its glory.
You can stream the album online but i recommend investing in this one. Go on, don't be cheap.