Cat Power releases cover of ‘What The World Needs Now’

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‘What The World Needs Now’ single art – photo credit Andrew Peters

The latest release from Cat Power’s critically acclaimed Wanderer is a rendition of Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s 1964 hit, ‘What The World Needs Now’. Previously available on a bonus 7” as part of the deluxe edition, the track is available to hear widely today.

“I wanted to release a song with a message of hope,” says Chan Marshall. “‘What the world needs now is love sweet love,’ is a lyric anyone can embrace right now.”

Listen to Cat Power’s cover of ‘What The World Needs Now’ via DSPs HERE

The tenth album from Cat Power, Wanderer, was issued earlier this year, to widespread critical acclaim. With accolades from the New York Times, Rolling Stone, NPR, Pitchfork, Fairfax, Beat Magazine, MOJO, UNCUT and many more globally, Wanderer has been heralded as one of the year’s best albums.

Cat Power’s international touring behind the album continues, with Australian tour dates commencing in February 2019.

Cat Power Australian Tour Dates

Sat Feb 9 – Melbourne @ Zoo Twilights – Melbourne Zoo
Sun Feb 10 – Melbourne @ Zoo Twilights – Melbourne Zoo
Mon Feb 11 – Sydney @ Enmore Theatre
Thurs Feb 14 – Perth @ Chevron Gardens

Tickets and further information available HERE

Watch the videos for previously-released tracks ‘Woman’‘Stay’, and ‘Wanderer’.
All videos directed by Greg Hunt.

Praise for Cat Power and Wanderer:

“Chan Marshal; lays full claim to the title of her tenth album, Wanderer, with the authority of a blueswoman who’s seen some shit, alternately conjuring trances and slapping you out of them, projecting clear-eyed, uncompromising strength…” – Rolling Stone

“…unmediated and pure…Her phrasing is its own miracle.” – The New Yorker

“Marshall is aggressively unflinching…implicit in every Cat Power album is the promise of power and reckoning — personal or otherwise. She makes music for people who have lived life, who are worn down, or for those who keep grasping at something that is forever just out of reach — in other words, pretty much all of us.” – New York Magazine

“Chan Marshall is jukebox mystic: In the dozens of covers she has recorded and released throughout her career, she translates new shades of meaning with every note.” – Pitchfork

“A revered songwriter in her own right, Marshall’s ability to rework and reinterpret beloved songs is a testament to her generous, thoughtful approach to song craft.” – NPR

“In a musical landscape saturated with big songs, loudness and highly produced hit-singles, the under stated ‘Wanderer’ is not lost; instead, it’s spacious simplicity is captivating” – Beat Magazine

“One of Marshall’s best” – UNCUT

EMI Press Release

Wanderer Album Artwork

Purchase Wanderer on physical and digital formats HERE

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