Chan Marshall, known as Cat Power, is one sexy bitch with an even sexier voice. After dropping out of high school, Chan moved from to the South to the Big Apple and began performing in various clubs. It was while doing so that she met Steve Shelley, the drummer from Sonic Youth, who agreed to be part of her back up band. It is obvious when listening to her that she grew up in the South, possibly listening to soul music.
"The Greatest" is a perfect example of just how soulful Chan can be. Filled with a beautiful piano melody, violins, and echoes of Chan's own voice, the song is reminiscent and filled with regret.
Chan is also known for her cover songs. This year she released her second LP filled with them titled Jukebox. Check out her live cover of Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy."