Penning songs that are offbeat in narrative, but literate and emotionally revealing, and performing them in a soulful, idiosyncratic style that reveals both strength and fragility, Cat Power was one of the most acclaimed singer/songwriters to emerge from the 1990s indie rock scene, a one of a kind artist unafraid to reveal her inner self in her music and follow her muse in a variety of different directions.
In 1992, Cat Power relocated to New York City and initially focused her energies on writing songs, but as she became aware of New York’s experimental music community, she was emboldened to put fresh emphasis on performing, and began playing semi-improvised shows around the city. In 1993, Cat Power became acquainted with members of the group God Is My Co-Pilot, and with their help, she released the first Cat Power single, “Headlights” b/w “Darling Said Sir.” Later the same year, Cat Power opened for Liz Phair in New York, and two of the fans who caught the show were Tim Foljahn of Two Dollar Guitar and his friend Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth.
In 2009, Cat Power became romantically involved with actor Giovanni Ribisi and moved to Los Angeles to be closer to him. The relationship ended abruptly in April 2012, while Cat Power, who was taking time off from music to help Ribisi raise his daughter from a previous marriage, was working on her first collection of original songs since 2006. Adding insult to injury, Ribisi married his new girlfriend in June 2012. Cat Power responded by putting the finishing touches on the album, called Sun, which was released in September 2012.
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