TRIFFID ALBUM OF THE WEEK: WANDERER BY CAT POWER

17 October 2018 | Blog

October 17 – October 23

‘Wanderer,’ the 10th studio album from Cat Power a.k.a. Chan Marshall, marks a pivotal moment in both her life and her career.

It’s been 6 years since the release of her last record, 2012’s ‘Sun,’ during which Marshall has been through a period of profound upheaval and radical change, including the loss of a dear friend, the birth of her child, and the reorganization of both her life priorities and understanding of herself.

These experiences have resulted in a record that is arguably the most assured artistic statement of her career. Produced by Marshall, the album includes appearances by longtime friends and compatriots, as well as guest vocals courtesy of friend and recent tourmate Lana Del Rey. Wanderer is, in many ways, a kind of quintessential Cat Power record, with Marshall’s clarion voice front and center in a set of songs that are remarkably stark and straightforward.