Monday, August 6, 2007

Cat Power - It's Alright to Fail


Today's entry is a brand new Cat Power song off of the upcoming Hottest State soundtrack. I can't attest for the film (though the advance reviews haven't been particularly favorable) its soundtrack is definitely solid. In addition to Cat Power, it features new music by Feist, Bright Eyes, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, M. Ward, Norah Jones, and others. The catch is that the new music wasn't written by their respective performers, but rather entirely by singer/songwriter Jesse Harris. For a guy whose greatest triumph was a collaboration with Norah Jones, he's sealed himself a pretty respectable line-up here.

The song Chan chose to cover is excellent, and if you didn't know that it wasn't before hand, both musically and lyrically, it may as well have been written by her. It's a sparse take, only vocals and minimal guitar, a sharp contrast to her live show as of lately. More often than not, I like my Cat Power this way the best.

Cat Power - It's Alright to Fail


"Out on the corner you look so pale
Your ghost is wandering home
But oh, baby, it’s alright to fail
Your tongue is twisted
Your teeth are nails
They drove your voice in your throat
But oh, baby, it’s alright to fail
Tell me, don’t leave
Tell me, tell me
Your heart is beating
I hear it pound
If you’ve got something to say
Oh, baby, please don’t let me down
Tell me, don’t leave
Tell me, tell me
The night is coming
I hear the wail of people crying alone
But oh, baby, it’s alright to fail
Oh, baby, it’s alright to fail"

The Hottest State Soundtrack @Amazon.com

5 comments:

Navid said...

Ummmmm: I FUCKING LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU.

sorry, chan makes me emotional.

City_Life said...

Cat Power is amazinggg! her music is life changing.

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Parnass said...

I don't her music.. but geez, this girl is really hot! I would not need to buy kamagra with that babe on my house!