Cat Power has made Christmas come early for fans this year, by releasing her first new song since 2008’s Jukebox. The seven-minute single, ‘King Rides By’, is a reworking of a What Would the Community Think number, and I prefer it to the original. It remains undecided, however, whether or not the track will feature on Cat Power’s forthcoming ninth studio album. ‘King Rides By’ comes with a Giovanni Ribisi-directed video, starring boxer Manny Pacquiao, which is unfortunately dull. 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.
Watch the video for ‘King Rides By’ below (via COS).