Cat Power has announced a new album of cover songs. Covers is out January 14 via Domino. She’s shared her version of Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange single “Bad Religion,” plus a cover of the Pogues’ “A Pair of Brown Eyes” from the record. Power also performed “Bad Religion” last night on The Late Late Show With James Corden. Listen to both songs and watch her performance below.
The album features covers of songs by Iggy Pop, Bob Seger, Dead Man’s Bones (Ryan Gosling’s band), Jackson Browne, the Replacements, Nick Cave, Billie Holiday, and more. Find the tracklist below.
Power’s cover of “Bad Religion” took shape when she started performing her song “In Your Face” from 2018’s Wanderer on tour, according to a press release. “That song was bringing me down,” Cat Power said. “So I started pulling out lyrics from ‘Bad Religion’ and singing those instead of getting super depressed. Performing covers is a very enjoyable way to do something that feels natural to me when it comes to making music.”
In the years since Wanderer, Cat Power has worked on music for the Echo in the Canyon documentary and the Sean Penn feature Flag Day. She also covered Cassius’ “Toop Toop” last year in tribute to the late Philippe Zdar. Power said in a statement that her cover of Billie Holiday’s “I’ll Be Seeing You” is a tribute to Zdar.
01 Bad Religion (Frank Ocean cover)
02 Unhate (Cat Power – Chan Marshall cover)
03 Pa Pa Power (Dead Man’s Bones cover)
04 White Mustang (Lana Del Rey cover)
05 A Pair of Brown Eyes (The Pogues cover)
06 Against the Wind (Bob Seger cover)
07 Endless Sea (Iggy Pop cover)
08 These Days (Jackson Browne cover)
09 It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels (Kitty Wells cover)
10 I Had a Dream Joe (Nick Cave cover)
11 Here Comes a Regular (The Replacements cover)
12 I’ll Be Seeing You (Billie Holiday cover)
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