Cat PowerA wanderer is one that moves around, resisting the impulse to settle. Then, of course, there’s the wonderer – someone filled with curiosity and awe. Chan Marshall knows them both.

Recording as Cat Power, Marshall is acclaimed as a fearless navigator and tireless traveller, with each of her albums standing as a milestone on a road lined with questions and revelations. After six years away, Cat Power returns with this aptly-titled new record. Her own introductory statement puts it best, “The course my life has taken in this journey – going from town to town with my guitar, telling my tale, with reverence to the people who did this generations before me. Folk singers, blues singers and everything in between – they were all wanderers, and I am lucky to be among them.”

And indeed, we’re lucky to have her among us. With its carefully crafted ballads and folk songs, Wanderer is the sound of adventure and the feeling of returning home.

Wanderer is out October 5 via Domino/EMI.

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