Kate Nash has unveiled ‘Life In Pink’, the lead single from her forthcoming new album ‘Yesterday Was Forever’. ‘Life In Pink’ is a bittersweet blend of bubble-gum-pop hooks and driving garage rock, powered by Kate’s honest and affecting lyricism directly addressing her mental health. It is a brave, defiant and honest tune, from one of the UK’s most original songwriters.
Although ‘Life in Pink’ is a frank admission of Kate’s struggles with mental health, the song chooses to scream back against the pain rather than wallow; This is the sound of an artist fighting back, refusing to settle and giving everything she can, with the buoyant guitars matching her emphatic delivery.
The lyrical honesty found on ‘Life In Pink’ is all across the new album, ‘Yesterday Was Forever’. The honesty of the album was partly inspired by her experiences of writing a diary as a teenager, which she’s recently been going back through: “It reads like: ‘Wednesday: dad picked up a video from the video shop and it was excellent.’ Then the next day: ‘What’s the point of being alive? It’s shit.’ It’s so extreme. Pages of depression I’d forgotten about. I was intense!”
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It’s been a journey for Kate Nash to feel this at peace with her body, her mind, and her music. With ‘Life in Pink’ and ‘Yesterday Was Forever’ she closes a chapter on the past and leaps ahead into the future. “I want people to have fun listening to this album, and to become comfortable with who they are. I know that so many people aren’t. It’s really painful to look at yourself in the mirror, square yourself in the eye and go, ‘I like you and I’m OK with being me.’ But it’s so important and it’s fucking liberating when you do.”
Kate had a massively successful year in 2017, with her UK Made of Bricks tour and her game changing performance as Rhonda in Liz Flahive (Homeland), Carly Mensch & Jenji Kohan’s (Orange is The New Black) Netflix comedy series G.L.O.W.
Now, Kate Nash is undoubtedly back, with an upcoming US tour and a recently announced festival date at Leeds where she will be headlining The Festival Republic stage with a set that promises to be a mixture of classic hits alongside riotous cuts from her triumphant new record.