Cat Power debuts new song live – watch

Singer performs untitled track live in Istanbul

Cat Power has debuted a new track live on stage.

Stereogum reports that the singer – real name Chan Marshall – performed the untitled song at a recent gig in Istanbul’s Babylon venue. Click below to watch footage.

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Marshall has put out very little new material since her most recent LP ‘Sun’ was released in 2012. Speaking to The Guardian earlier this year, the 42-year-old revealed that she has been hospitalised the day after the record came out with a stress-induced and potentially fatal swelling in the body.

“The day after ‘Sun’ came out I was in hospital with angioedema,” said Marshall. “They told me they were going to put me in a coma to save my lungs. My friend came to visit and told me I’d made the Billboard Top 10 and all I could think was, ‘I don’t want to die.'”

In the same interview, Marshall told of how Patti Smith gave her “life-saving” advice. “She told me: ‘It’s your responsibility as an artist to stand up if you believe in something.’ I was overwhelmed by that. At the time I was just trying to keep myself alive and stop myself jumping out of windows,” she said.

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