Chan Marshall (aka Cat Power) recently told Rolling Stone that she intends to play every instrument on her forthcoming album.
Marshall said the idea stemmed from disappointment in herself for not playing a larger role in the recording process. “There’s an inspiration in being furious that you want to achieve your goals,” she told RS. “I think I was inspired by being disappointed in myself that I’d just been holding the microphone, and I was disappointed in myself that I hadn’t been playing an instrument. I think I wanted to prove to myself that I could try to create a relationship with it [playing an instrument] again and feel like I felt close to it. It’s definitely there and it’s a need [for me to play], but it hasn’t been around.”
No word on a potential release date for the follow-up to 2008’s Jukebox.