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Listen to Kate Nash’s romantic new single ‘Space Odyssey 2001’

Kate Nash has shared a new single called ‘Space Odyssey 2001’ – you can listen to it below.

  • READ MORE: Soundtrack Of My Life: Kate Nash

The track will appear on the singer-songwriter’s first studio album in six years, ‘9 Sad Symphonies’, which is due for release on June 21 via Kill Rock Stars (pre-order/pre-save here).

The cinematic love song sees Nash recall her first date with her partner, and poke fun at her movie choice.

“It’s the wrong film for a date, but I love the film. I like making jokes in songs,” she explained in a statement.

“I like that there’s this beautiful love song but it’s also complaining about this critically acclaimed film being too long. I don’t recommend it for a first date!”

Nash continued: “Space Odyssey…’ is a love song about my partner who I was friends with for many years, but we met up at just the right time in the summer of 2017, both single and very unexpectedly fell in love.

“Romance came back into my life in this effervescent, joyful and healing way. I’d been through so much pain and toxicity.”

‘Space Odyssey 2001’ is accompanied by a horror-inspired, self-directed music video filmed just outside of Yosemite in California. Watch above.

Speaking about the visuals, Nash explained: “We would take a lot of road trips and went back to this cabin a number of times around my birthday. It became a refuge during the pandemic. Total escapism, wilderness and peace.

“We shot this video with just the two of us. The idea was inspired again by musical theatre, but also I guess my love of horror bleeds into a lot of visuals. I love using horror to represent emotional trauma.”

Sharing further details about the video’s meaning, Nash said: “In the video, I arrive at this homestead having been through hell, exhausted and at the point of no return. I am rescued by a half-man/half-donkey. It’s inspired by Shakespeare and the way his plays use surrealism, fairytale and classic love stories, but also the genuine complexities of human relationships.

“I’m taken into this homestead as I’m ready to give up and am healed by sunshine, friendship, food, joy, animals, nature and falling in love with someone you really don’t expect, which transforms me from a broken, bloody mess to a higher level self (in this case, a fairy).”

The tracklist for ‘9 Sad Symphonies’ is: 

‘Millions Of Heartbeats’
‘Misery’
‘Wasteman’
‘Abandoned’
‘Horsie’
‘My Bile’
‘These Feelings’
‘Space Odyssey 2001’
‘Ray’
‘Vampyre’

Nash is set to play two headline shows in London this year: EartH on May 17, and KOKO on November 28. Find any remaining tickets here.

Other scheduled dates for 2024 include Glastonbury Festival, Kendal Calling and Boardmasters.

Following on from 2018’s ‘Yesterday Was Forever’, Nash’s forthcoming new album will also feature the recent single ‘Millions Of Heartbeats’.

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