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Nadine Shah Announces New Album, 'Kitchen Sink'
Patrick Clarke , February 3rd, 2020 17:31

Hear lead track, 'Ladies For Babies (Goats For Love)', below

Nadine Shah has announced details of her new album, Kitchen Sink.

The album, which follows 2017's excellent Holiday Destination - number five in our top 100 of that year - is preceded by lead single 'Ladies For Babies (Goats For Love)', which you can watch the video for above.

Shah says of the track: "My brother was making a comment on sexism when he was younger and made a painting of a man embracing a goat with the phrase “ladies for babies, goats for love”. It always stuck with me, I guess 'cause it sounded daft but really because even back then I knew its true meaning and intent. I was also thinking about a lot of the songs I would have been listening to at the time, songs I sang along to innocently without question of the meaning.

"'Ladies for Babies' is a direct response to 'All That She Wants' by Ace of Base. I reversed the gender and I poke fun at a husband who expects nothing more from me, as a wife, than to carry his child and perform the role of the obeying subservient trophy wife. Only this time the mistress is a farmyard animal. A lot of my album explores subjects of sexism and tradition."

She adds: "It's not all about bestiality, I promise."

Kitchen Sink sees Shah address societal expectations of women in their 30s and 40s, and is based around her own experience as well as her conversations with a number of other women.

"Essentially I’m writing about so many women that I just love," she says. "The new mothers, the rock stars, the ones doubting themselves who need our support, the ones who are ill but show an indescribable strength. There’s traditions that were set out years ago of how our lives should be and that has changed completely now and I for one am so proud to be a woman and to be surrounded by even greater ones."

Infectious Music will release Kitchen Sink on June 5.

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