Kate Nash Tackles Mental Illness In “Life In Pink.” New Single & Video Out Today. North American Tour Starts April 4. Forthcoming Album Due March 30

Kate Nash has unveiled her new single and video for Life In Pink,” the lead single from her forthcoming new album “Yesterday Was Forever.” Watch the video HERE.

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.

Kate details the inspiration behind both the song and the video: 

“The concept of the video is balancing the sane and what I’m told are “insane” parts of my brain and how I think you need a balance of the 2 to really make it in this life. I need the bunnies in my brain and the wild parts of me that send me into the black holes and I also need the self care routine and to know when I’ve gone too far into space aka allowed my mental health issues to get the best of me. I couldn’t be me without both of these sides, but both sides in their extremes are negative. Somehow we have to meet in the middle, dance and laugh and be free and full of love. Hope you relate.”

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!”

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 GLOW.

Now, Kate Nash is undoubtedly back, with an upcoming US tour that starts on April 4 in Vancouver. Go to www.katenash.com for tickets and more details.

04/04 – Vancouver, BC – Imperial
04/05 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
04/07 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
04/09 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
04/10 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
04/12 – Santa Diego, CA – The Observatory – North Park
4/13 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory OC
04/14 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
04/16 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
04/17 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
04/19 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe
04/20 – Chicago, IL – Park West
04/21 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
04/23 – Toronto, ON – Mod Club
04/24 – Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount
04/25 – Boston, MA – Royale
04/26 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
04/28 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
04/29 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
04/30 – Washington, D.C. – 9:30 Club
05/02 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza

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