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Watch: Cat Power Sing as a Sad Animated Gorilla in Clip on Adult Swim’s “China, IL”

Season Finale Airs This Sunday

Jun 12, 2015
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In the season finale for Adult Swim's show China, IL, Cat Power (aka Chan Marshall) voices a caged and sad singing gorilla named Kei-ko. The season finale airs this Sunday June 14 at 11:30 PM EST/PST. Cat Power sings three songs in the hour-long episode and a clip featuring one of the songs ("I'm Starting to Lose Hope Again") has been released and can be watched below.

China, IL takes place at the University of China, Illinois, which is described as "the worst college in America." The show was created by Brad Neely, who also arranged and performed the music, and the clip also features the voices of Hulk Hogan and Jeffrey Tambor.

Neely explained Kei-ko's sadness to Pitchfork: "Well, for one she was bread in captivity and has never been free. Now she finds herself in a school (UCI) where The Dean (Hulk Hogan) is turning living animals into fuel, skipping the 'fossil part.' She has never fully lived and soon her life will be over. We based her character, and speaking device off the gorilla in Congo." 


(Via Pitchfork)


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