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    Continuing her run of sublime cover versions (there have been two albums of them), the second single from Chan Marshall AKA Cat Power’s new album, Wanderer, is a subtle, reworked version of Rihanna’s Stay. Marshall first heard the song in an ex-boyfriend’s car, but it was a few years later when she became attached to it – once performing it 16 times during a karaoke session.

    Cat Power is far from the first to pay homage to the woman responsible for one of the best pop songs ever (that would be Umbrella), with Stay being one of the most popular choices.

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    Published on 16 Oct 2018 at 08:48AM

    Rihanna attends the Fenty Beauty by Rihanna anniversary event in Sydney, 3 October 2018.

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