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Nadine Shah releases new single "Buckfast"

13 May 2020, 10:51 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Nadine Shah is back with new track "Buckfast", the fourth single to be lifted from her forthcoming Kitchen Sink album.

"Buckfast" lands after previous outings "Kitchen Sink", "Trad" and "Ladies For Babies (Goats For Love)".

Shah says of her new single, "Definitely not my drink of choice or one that I would admit to drinking anyway. I like the idea that it is brewed by Benedictine monks though, makes it seem that bit classier. But like this song, we hide our bad habits, the "food too embarrassing", unworthy of our Instagram feed. The food we scrape together when we feel so shite and can’t take ourselves to the shop so make up a concoction of condiments left over from old Indian takeaways and cut the corner of mould off the bread meals. "Buckfast" is about a toxic relationship, it’s about gaslighting."

Kitchen Sink will be Shah's first LP since 2017's Holiday Destination.

She says of her new album, "It’s a conversation between me and so many of my friends in our 30's. There’s that panic that so many of us have that we are running out of time, when it comes to having children. It’s like when we were younger we all made our own timelines in our minds of when we thought we would do certain things. If you were to tell 14 year old me I’d be 34, unmarried and have no children I’d have never believed it. Lots of my friends I’ve spoken to did this very same thing."

"For the album I spoke to so many women. Women who want to have children and can’t physically, women who can physically but choose not to, all different scenarios," adds Shah. "My good friend, a woman in her late 50’s chose not to have children and continues to be one of my favourite musicians and most youthful vibrant person I know. Her story is in this album too. Essentially I’m writing about so many women that I just love. The new mothers, the rock stars, the ones doubting themselves who need our support, the ones who are ill but show an indescribable strength."

"Buckfast" is out now. Nadine Shah's Kitchen Sink album will now arrive via Infectious Music on 26 June, and is available to pre-order now.
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