With quick-punching snares we’re introduced to the first new solo material from Neko Case in over three years. “Man” is a showcase of compositional bravado, compressing swirling guitar work by M. Ward, galloping rhythm, and absolute lyrical tenacity, all in only three and a half minutes.
While Case has shown exquisite at portraying abrasive lyrical honesty against delicate backdrops, this track really stands apart by showing off her temper in all facets of a track. This is a real treat from someone who has always been more than capable.
The single comes off of her lengthy-titled upcoming album, “The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You”, out September 3rd via ANTI. Listen to “Man” here.