11 Amazing Covers You'll Hear Differently By Cat Power

Apr 08  / Friday

On January 14, Cat Power released her 11th studio album, "Covers". The album features her own rendition of songs by the likes of Frank Ocean, Iggy Pop, Billie Holiday, and more! In anticipation of her performance on May 1 here at The Cap, we’ve put Cat Power’s covers alongside the original versions so you can have a listen for yourself and get ready for a great show! Get your tickets HERE

Bad Religion

The 14th track on Frank Ocean’s acclaimed “Channel Orange” album, Bad Religion, is a heartfelt ballad about the trials of a one-sided relationship. Cat Power’s powerful rendition of this song keeps that energy while introducing a lighter instrumental take that feels refreshing.

Frank Ocean

Cat's Version

I’ll Be Seeing You:

This sentimental ballad was originally written for the 1938 musical, "Right This Way," by Sammy Fain and Irving Kahal. Billie Holiday’s enchanting version of the song was released in 1944 and won the hearts of people everywhere. Cat Power’s thoughtful take on this classic beautifully captures the heart of this song.

Billie Holiday

Cat's Version

Endless Sea

Iggy Pop released Endless Sea on his 1979 album, “New Values.” Iggy Pop’s original has an atmospheric feel where the instrumentation captures and immerses the listener into the condensed rage that is Endless Sea. Cat Power’s take on this song is an amazing reimagination for this classic.

Iggy Pop

Cat's Version

These Days

Written by Jackson Browne when he was just 16 years old, These Days, has been covered by numerous artists including Cher, Gregg Allman, and Miley Cyrus, to name a few. You need to listen to Cat Power’s fresh take on this masterpiece.

Jackson Browne

Cat's Version

I Had A Dream Joe:

An Alternative/Indie classic from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds 1992 release, “Henry’s Dream” Cat Power offers a powerful revisit to this compelling tune.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Cat's Version

Against The Wind:

Released by Bob Seger in 1980 as the title track for his album of the same name, Against The Wind, carries a tender, mellow tone while centering on maturation and memories. Cat Power gracefully takes on this song in a meaningful way that enchants the listener.

Bob Seger

Cat's Version

Pa Pa Power:

A reimagining of the Dead Man’s Bones track off of their 2009 self-titled album, Cat Power takes this track and brought it to another level.

Dead Man’s Bones

Cat's Version

A Pair Of Brown Eyes:

"A Pair of Brown Eyes," The Pogues first single to make the UK Top 100, was released in March of 1985 from their second album, Rum Sodomy & the Lash. Cat Power takes this hit and brings her A game to this amazing cover.

The Pogues

Cat's Version

It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels:

Kitty Wells’ 1952 hit became the first number one Billboard Country hit for a solo woman artist and paved the way for other woman artists. Cat Power celebrates this in her thoughtful take on this classic.

Kitty Wells

Cat's Version

Here Comes A Regular:

The Replacements' heart-breakingly sad song, "Here Comes a Regular," was released in 1985 off of their fourth album, Tim. The song features Paul Westerberg and his acoustic guitar singing about growing old in a bar. Cat Power brings strong vocals and a soft piano backing to this tune that captures the listener.

The Replacements

Cat's Version


Unhate is Cat Power’s updated rendition of 2006’s Hate from her 2006 album, "The Greatest."



Words by Lilly Carey