27 August 2013 8:45 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Neko Case’s powerful voice and elliptical songs — ranging from blaring power pop to haunting alt-country — have for nearly twenty years made her a singer apart: a goddess among boys in the New Pornographers, a mysterious lone frontierswoman of sorts on her solo records. All that mythology gets peeled away on her new album, The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You. After going through a very hard time, Case was ready to dispense with songs about tornadoes and foxes and finally write some about herself.What happened over the past four years to inspire this album? I went through a period of depression, just based on regular adult human grief. In a five-year span I lost my parents and my grandmother, and I never really slowed down to just kind of deal with it. My body finally took me out »

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