Cat Power unveils 'What The World Needs Now' cover
3rd December 2018
The latest release from Cat Power’s critically acclaimed Wanderer is a rendition of Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s 1964 hit, ‘What The World Needs Now’. Previously available on a bonus 7” as part of the deluxe edition, the cover is available widely today.
“I wanted to release a song with a message of hope,” says Chan Marshall. “‘What the world needs now is love sweet love,’ is a lyric anyone can embrace right now.”
Listen to Cat Power’s cover of ‘What The World Needs Now’ via DSPs.
The tenth album from Cat Power, Wanderer, was issued earlier this year, to widespread critical acclaim. With accolades from the New York Times, the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, NPR, Pitchfork, MOJO, UNCUT, The Guardian and many more globally, Wanderer has been heralded as one of the year’s best albums.
Cat Power’s international touring behind the album continues, with East Coast dates commencing later this month. 2019 includes performances in Australia, followed by a support slot on a major US arena tour in March (dates to be announced soon), and continued European touring.
Cat Power Tour Dates
Sat Dec 15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Sun Dec 16 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Tues Dec 18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
Wed Dec 19 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
Thurs Dec 20 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
Sat Feb 9 – Parkville, Australia @ Zoo Twilights - Melbourne Zoo
Sat Feb 10 – Parkville, Australia @ Zoo Twilights - Melbourne Zoo
Mon Feb 11 – Sydney, Australia @ Enmore Theater
Thurs Feb 14 – Perth, Australia – Chevron Gardens
Cat Power appeared on Live From Here With Chris Thile over the weekend, performing ‘We Are Free’, ‘Robbin Hood’, and ‘In Your Face’. Listen back to the full show HERE.
Watch the videos for previously-released tracks ‘Woman’, ‘Stay’, and ‘Wanderer’. All videos directed by Greg Hunt.