Kate Nash has made a striking comeback to music with her new song “Under-Estimate The Girl”. Gone are the cute and colourful days of the past, and striding forward is a new edgy, punk sound that is not only refreshing but showcases Kate Nash’s raw talent.
It’s obvious where this new sound and mindset has come from when you hear her speak. Kate Nash told us:
“I wrote Under-Estimate the Girl one night after a rehearsal. I was feeling really frustrated, I felt like I wasn’t being listened to. I felt like I was being screwed over by people. And I feel like that has been building up inside me for a while.”
The new direction has caused controversy amongst fans and on social networks. In response to this, Kate Nash stated:
“I released it a couple of days after it had been written, recorded and the video made. I was desperate to get something out into the world. It felt like an actual release, like an emotional one too. I’m sure some people may be surprised by the direction I’m going – people that have only heard Foundations and some of the other songs that were out when I was in the limelight in 2007. But for me this feels like a very natural development. Playing this new material in small venues across the UK feels great because I know the people coming to these shows are dedicated and they totally get it.”
Kate Nash also spoke out on creativity and individualism with her new direction in music:
“I think it’s important for women to be able to make these changes, to grow, to develop, to express frustration and anger. A lot of the time we are put into boxes, we say one thing and society makes us feel, particularly as women, that we can’t change our minds, or we can’t grow and change. Growth is important, for everyone, not just artists. I wanted to shoot a video that looked both cute and aggressive. It’s important that girls feel entitled to be pissed off, to rock out, to wear a pretty dress and still be able to scream and shout.”
But there will be no surprise that our favourite statement from Nash is the following, a true account on how a creative should hold themselves to the world:
“Do what you feel, don’t be afraid to say what’s on your mind and don’t let someone else’s fear and nastiness get in the way of what you want to do. I feel like there is a real need for more risk taking and some kind of revolution in the UK. I’m Getting tired of the negative effect mainstream culture is having on the youth today and their self esteem.”
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