Artist: Cat Power
Record: The Greatest
It's amazing to me what music can do for people, and what Cat Power's music has done for me is beyond what I can express. Her vulnerability, roughness and at times tender voice is what caught my attention. She is not only an amazing artist but a great humanitarian, a person who cares for the world and for other people. You can truly see that in her music. Her soulful being really spilling out of her albums, specially on The Greatest which in a lot of ways it has helped me personally. So much that when I heard "Once I wanted to be the greatest, Two fists of solid rock, With brains that could explain any feeling" It's almost as if she was speaking from my mind and all of a sudden I wasn't alone, in a time where I was literally alone in a new town, as a new and young mom with my husband all the way in Afghanistan, I instantly felt close to her. But of course I picked myself up just like she did. So when my husband surprised me with this amazing album, it meant the world. Music heals! Cheers to The Greatest!