New Music Friday: Cat Power’s Woman

Cat Power is back with a new album, Wanderer, today, her first since 2012. I’ve been enjoying “Woman”, the first single off the album for the past several weeks. It features Lana Del Rey and I really like the way their voices sound together. I also love the guitar lick that starts each verse. It reminds me a lot of the guitar lick in Tom Petty’s song “Breakdown”, which is one of my favorites by him. I also appreciate that the song doesn’t exactly what you expect it to do musically. It sort of ramps up in the chorus so that you feel like it should break wide open, but it never really quite gets there and then it totally slams back down going from the chorus back into the second verse. It makes it musically interesting to me.

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