Almost four years removed from her last LP, Jukebox, Chan Marshall has returned on Christmas Eve to unveil a new Cat Power single entitled “King Rides By”. The seven-minute track comes packaged alongside a Giovanni Ribis-directed video starring, of all people, boxer Manny Pacquiao. Watch it below.
Update: As some readers have pointed out, “King Rides By” was originally released on Cat Power’s 1996 album What Would the Community Think. However, the version released today is nearly three minutes longer and adds new layers of instrumentation and vocals.
An mp3 of the song is available to download on Cat Power’s website in exchange for a donation to the Festival of Children Foundation and the Ali Forney Center. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the two charities.
According to Matador Records, Marshall is currently finishing the new Cat Power album, though it remains undecided whether “King Rides By” will appear on the final tracklisting. Stay tuned for more updates.