Cat Power (aka Chan Marshall) has created her forthcoming ninth studio album titled SUN, set to be released on September 4th, 2012. After taking a six year long hiatus from her last album The Greatest, Chan has immersed herself into every part of her latest album, and channels a new musical energy found in the first single, Ruin. The way her haunting lyrics suggest, “what are we doing? we’re sitting on our ruin” provides the question and reality that we are wasting time on pain, when all we have is right now. Perhaps the strong message may be from her maturity showcasing through after a severe breakup with actor, Giovanni Ribisi, but even in Cat Power’s initial single, you can tell she is not letting her past ruin her, and she is not giving up on her creativity.
Cat Power // Ruin (Sun, 2012)