Thursday, May 16, 2024

Kate Nash - "My Bile"

Photo by Alice Baxley

Kate Nash has always made the kind of pop music that is still beloved by those of us who pretend to hate pop music, and her latest single is a perfect example of that. First off, it's called "My Bile" which isn't exactly a pop sounding song title. That aside, the song sounds more like something you'd hear in a musical than Top 40 radio. Plus, it has one of the most interesting beats I've heard in anything that can be considered pop, and an extremely orchestral feel. "My Bile" is going to appeal to fans of The Last Dinner Party more than it will to Taylor Swift fans. 

Kate Nash says of her latest single:

 “‘My Bile’ is about being at your wits’ end and having nothing left to give to society’s expectation of you, and I guess reassessing past behaviors and current priorities. You know you’re on empty when you’re spewing up bile. I’ve realized I need more reserves for myself. I’m at a point in my life where I want to say ‘no’ to things and ‘no’ to people. And I’m in my mid 30’s, so if I don’t do that I end up with an injury or a migraine. At this point I’m confident that I’m a hardworking and compassionate person, so I trust my instincts when I want to tell someone to shut up or fuck off. I’ve also worked hard on biting my tongue, so if the instinct is there I allow myself to trust it. Whenever I regret something it’s usually because I didn’t listen to my instincts sooner.” She continues, “After all the shit and abhorrent behaviors I’ve seen over the years, I’ve realized that it does take a toll on your self-worth if you don’t have strict boundaries. Life throws surprises at you too, so you have to accept you can’t control all of it, but not everyone’s invited to my birthday party anymore. If I’ve got cake, I’m saving slices for the best, not for the masses.”

You can listen to "My Bile" below. 9 Sad Symphonies is due out June 21 on Kill Rock Stars, and is available for pre-order here. For more on Kate Nash, check out the artist's website. Upcoming tour dates are below the song.

October 10 - Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
October 11 - Washington DC @ Howard Theatre
October 12 - New York, NY @ Racket
October 15 - Boston, MA @ Crystal Ballroom
October 17 - Montréal, QC @ Foufounes Électriques
October 18 - Toronto, ON @ Longboat Hall
October 19 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
October 20 - Indianapolis, IN @ Turntable
October 22 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
October 23 - Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
October 24 - Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
October 26 - Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Hall
October 27 - Seattle, WA @ Crocodile
October 28 - Vancouver, BC @ Hollywood Theatre
October 29 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
November 1 - Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s
November 2 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
November 3 - San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel

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