Widely considered one of film’s most original and iconoclastic minds, Jarmusch’s filmography includes acknowledged classics like 'Down By Law', 'Stranger Than Paradise', 'Night on Earth' and 'Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai'. His musical reach is similarly pathbreaking, having worked with luminaries Tom Waits, Neil Young, RZA, GZA, Joe Strummer, Iggy Pop and more. For his first collaboration with Chan Marshall, Jarmusch shot in New York City at Blonde Studios, highlighting her in an airy ghostlike quality, alternating between misty angles of Marshall performing on the Mellotron.
"As someone who deeply loves Cat Power’s music, getting to collaborate with Chan on this video was like a dream come true,” says Jarmusch. “She’s so inspiring to me, of course as an artist, but she’s also just such an extraordinary person."
Cat Power recently played the BBC6 Music Festival, following the BBC’s unprecedented addition of four songs from 'Covers' to their playlists. This summer, she will hit the road in Europe, play a sold out show in Paris and support Pearl Jam at their Hyde Park London show on July 8 alongside the Pixies with exciting additional news coming soon with Jack White. Marshall is currently on a tour across North America with a full band with further dates in September; her European run kicks off in June.
Released in January, 'Covers' showcases Marshall’s singular chronicling of the ever-evolving great American songbook - featuring her own personal rendition of Billie Holiday's 'I'll Be Seeing You', an ode to a lost friend, Frank Ocean's 'Bad Religion', the Dead Man's Bones' 'Pa Pa Power', plus an updated rendition of the Cat Power song 'Hate' from 'The Greatest' (2006), retitled 'Unhate' for the album. 'Covers' is at once a reminder of Marshall’s artistically intuitive power and the latest chapter in a truly illustrious career.
Listen to 'Covers' here