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Nadine Shah unveils album opener "Club Cougar"

23 June 2020, 10:49 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Nadine Shah has shared "Club Cougar", the opening track from her forthcoming Kitchen Sink album.

"Club Cougar" is the final track to be shared from Kitchen Sink before it drops in full on Friday (26 June). The new single follows on from earlier releases "Buckfast", "Kitchen Sink", "Trad" and "Ladies For Babies (Goats For Love)".

Shah says of the new single, "There’s many names for a woman who dates a younger man. Can you think of any examples of names given to men that date younger women? (Without listing off reams of Hollywood actors!). Much of this album is about contradiction. This song is especially."

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."

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