VIDEO: Kate Nash Tackles Mental Illness in New Music Video LIFE IN PINK
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 below.
"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!"
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.