Singer/songwriter Chan Marshall, better known as Cat Power, is the subject of the upcoming documentary "Speaking for Trees: A Film by Mark Borthwick."
Singer/songwriter Chan Marshall, better known as Cat Power, is the subject of the upcoming documentary "Speaking for Trees: A Film by Mark Borthwick." Due Oct. 26 as a CD/DVD package via Matador, the project is largely made up of a two-hour Cat Power solo performance in the middle of a forest, capturing all the ambient sounds of the outdoor setting.
"Speaking for Trees" also features three "nature films" set to music from Cat Power's most recent Matador album, "You Are Free." The bonus CD sports the previously unreleased 18-minute track "Willie Deadwilder," an outtake from the "You Are Free" sessions.
Experimental filmmaker/visual artist Borthwick also illustrated the project's accompanying 64-page photo book.
Cat Power began work in July on the follow-up to "You Are Free," which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart and has sold 116,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The lone show on the artist's upcoming schedule is set for Dec. 4 in North Adams, Mass., at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.