American singer Cat Power has released a new album entitled Covers. The record has covers of well-known songs, including her single Unhate – she performed them in connection with her personal experiences.
The music is Alternative, mixed with other genres, including Pop and Country. The sound is spirited and catchy throughout the album. The guitar is the lead instrument that gives a bold edge to the record. There’s an incredible combination of old-school musical styles combined with contemporary sounds. Some pieces have beats similar to classic hits from various decades. Here are a few examples. The first is Bad Religion, which reminds me of a 70s classic Hotel California by the Eagles. The second example is the cover of the song I Had a Dream Joe parallels Queen’s Live Aid performance of their hit We Are The Champions. The album has parallels to classics from different decades, but there are also influences from classic folk music. Here’s an example: Cat Power’s cover, A Pair Of Brown Eyes, has a lovely sound of Irish folk music. Another one is I’ll Be Seeing You, which has an old-fashioned jazz sound. The nostalgic aspect of the album is comforting and honours classic hits from various musical eras. The rhythm is smooth and dynamic. The music is impressive throughout the record- richness and depth.
Cat Power’s voice is incredible and rich. She sounds bold and edgy throughout the album. She has an impressive range of experimental vocal styles – a parallel to those of Natalie Imbruglia, Alanis Morrisette, ABBA, and the late Dolores O’Riordan. She has a fantastic new take on her single Unhate. Cat Power sings with remarkable profoundness.
The album Covers is available.
Happy 50th birthday to Cat Power!