Episode 145: Cat Power



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Chan Marshall is a singer songwriter who’s been making records under the name Cat Power since 1995. In 2018, she put out her tenth album, Wanderer. It includes this song “Woman,” which has Lana Del Rey on backing vocals. In this episode, Chan breaks down the song and what it means to her, as she tells the story of how she made  “Woman” in Miami and Los Angeles over the course of a few years.

Buy or stream “Woman” here, and watch the music video below. You can buy her album, Wanderer on vinyl here.

For a transcript of this episode, click here.

Illustration by Carlos Lerma.

Rob Schnapf
MANT Studios
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