Cat Power Delivers Moving, Meditative Cover Of Rihanna's 'Stay': Listen

By Paris Close

September 18, 2018

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Cat Power breathes new life into the beautiful verses of Rihanna's "Stay."

With just a piano and mic at her disposal, songbird Chan Marshall channels all the sentimental and pensive spirits of the pop star's original with a pristine interpretation. The newly-released visual for the track, which trails earlier singles "Woman" and "Wanderer," appears on the indie savior's forthcoming tenth studio album, Wanderer.

The song, co-written and features vocals by singer-songwriter Mikky Ekko, first featured on the Barbadian vocalist's Unapologetic album in 2012 — which also happens to be the same year Cat Power dropped her last offering, Sun.

It's been six years since then and it seems Marshall is ready to reclaim her position as indie's favorite wallflower with the forthcoming arrival of her latest, 11-song full-length. It drops October 5.

Plug in those buds and decompress to CP's incredible cover, below:

Marshall kicks off her North American trek in support of the release on September 15.

See the dates below:

09/15 Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest

09/25 Berkeley, CA @ The Greek Theatre 

09/27 Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for the Performing Arts

09/28 Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion 

09/30 New York, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium 

10/05 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club

10/06 South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

10/08 Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre

10/09 Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall

10/11 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater

10/12 Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall

10/13 Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage

10/23 London, UK @ Roundhouse

10/25 Paris, FR @ Le Trianon

10/26 Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique

10/28 Berlin, GE @ Astra

10/29 Zurich, SW @ X-Tra

10/30 Lausanne, SW @ Les Docks

11/01 Barcelona, SP @ Razzamatazz

11/02 Madrid, SP @ Circo Price

11/05 Bologna, IT @ Estragon

11/06 Milan, IT @ Alcatraz

11/17 Seattle, WA @ The Showbox

11/18 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

11/21 Los Angeles, CA @ The Theatre at Ace Hotel

11/23 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory OC

11/24 San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park

11/25 Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren

11/27 Austin, TX @ Emo’s

11/28 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall

11/29 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater

12/19 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre

Photo: YouTube/Cat Power

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