Listen to Kate Nash’s bittersweet new single ‘Misery’

Kate Nash has released a new track called ‘Misery’ and shared details on a “DIY” US tour.

The single marks the singer-songwriter’s first material in 18 months, following on from 2019’s ‘Bad Lieutenant’ and ‘Trash’, and reflects the feelings Nash experienced throughout the coronavirus-enforced lockdown.

  • READ MORE: Kate Nash – ‘Yesterday Was Forever’ review

“I definitely went through depression. For the most part of the year, I just didn’t have the energy and I was kind of lethargic and very lacklustre,” she explained. “Rather than fighting that, I leaned into it.”

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Nash went on to say that the bittersweet ‘Misery’ is “about the trauma: the trauma of everything changing”.

Following the song’s release, the singer is set to take “a COVID-secure road trip” across the US for a series of “scenic” one-off shows – dubbed the ‘Safely Out Of The Bedroom Tour’. The first gig will take place at Sequoia National Forest in California.

Fans can tune into a stream of the performance this Friday (May 21) at 7pm BST. Tickets are priced at $12 (£8.50) – purchase yours here.

“I feel like there was a live streaming diarrhoea that was happening at the beginning of quarantine where everyone was producing content like crazy from their living rooms,” Nash explained.

“My living room is a home, it’s not a set. There’s only so much I can do to make it look good. There’s something charming about it, for sure, but as a performer, I was thinking, ‘What can I do that would make this more interesting for my audience?’ We’ve been in people’s intimate spaces, and I’m gonna go safely out of there.”

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Nash will perform one new song on each live-stream, with the Grand Canyon to serve as the backdrop to her next virtual concert.

Kate Nash’s latest album, ‘Yesterday Was Forever’, came out in 2018 – read NME‘s review here.