Cat Power feat Angel Haze – Manhattan (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)
Cat Power has a voice like melting chocolate, but sometimes of late I’m left craving a little more fullness to her often-sparse music. Enter Angel Haze’s tone-perfect rap lines and the beautiful realisation of some of Power’s recent experimentation with synth by Canadian producer Ryan Hemsworth, and you have an incredibly sexy and evocative ode to NYCs most stylish borough.
While Cat Power (aka Chan Marshall) and Angel Haze (aka Raykeea Wilson) surface into the track with contrasting voices, they both settle in to a skilful balance through the seamless synth beat orchestrated by Hemsworth. In comparison to Haze’s upfront rapping (a rousing of sorts), Marshall’s voice almost features as a tease, which has reignited my crush on this alluring American songstress.
Words by Katie Mayors