Today, Kate Nash released her highly anticipated fourth studio album “Yesterday Was Forever.” The full-length album is available worldwide and includes recent singles “Life In Pink” [watch the official videoHERE] and “Drink About You” [watch the official video HERE].
Next week on April 4, the British artist, actress and activist will be hitting the road in Vancouver for her North American tour. Her first tour on U.S soil in 5 years since the release of her critically acclaimed album “Girl Talk.” Tickets and more information for her upcoming tour can be found at www.katenash.com
As one of the most honest, self-effacing and unpretentious pop-stars Britain has produced in a generation,Kate Nash is never going to let self-consciousness get the better of her. Now aged 30, Nash finds herself in a great place, she’s rediscovered her love for pop, launched a stellar acting career (currently starring in the female wrestling series ‘GLOW‘), and found communities of intersectional activists and progressive new voices to fight the good fight alongside.
For her, “Yesterday Was Forever” — Kate’s fourth album and the first since her self-released 2013 LP“Girl Talk” — is a phrase straight out of a teenage diary and it contains smatterings of ’90s pop-rock (Meredith Brooks, but also The Cranberries, Annie Lennox, Alanis Morissette and similarly forthright yet positive femme rock), alternative dance numbers, and spoken-word confessionals.
Opening track ‘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. ‘Drink About You’is a rumination on a break-up, but it doesn’t feel finite. “It’s that thing of breaking up with someone and still pursuing it in a subconscious way. I struggle with letting go.” The chorus is a punch in the face, albeit fun and able to find the light even in the stress of the situation. Elsewhere‘Musical Theater’ is a particularly prideful moment for Nash. It’s a breakthrough in her writing and a summary of what she’s been battling with the past few years. She describes it as a presentation of her own brain. “It’s what’s going on in my head. That is my anxiety, my mental health issue, my OCD. It’s the fear I get in the middle of the night when I’m fighting my brain to not go completely fucking mental. You have to not give up on yourself.”
The current genre-bending, limitless spectrum for pop is very encouraging to Nash. She feels as connected to the writing world she’s been part of (she co-wrote Rita Ora’s single ‘Poison’ with now fully-fledged popstar Julia Michaels), as she is to underground DIY girl bands like London band Dream Wife, and indie heroes such as Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino and LA band Bleached. The supportive network has been a revelation for her, and not what she experienced coming up in the scene.
It’s been a long journey for Kate Nash to feel this at peace with her body, her mind, and her music. With “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.”
“Yesterday Was Forever” is out everywhere now.
In other news, Kate has also been filming Season Two of the massively successful Liz Flahive(Homeland), Carly Mensch & Jenji Kohan’s (Orange is The New Black) Netflix Original GLOW.
Kate Nash’s U.S tour starts on April 4 in Vancouver.
Go to www.katenash.com for tickets and more details.
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
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 – San 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