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NEWS: Nadine Shah shares video for ‘Topless Mother’

One of Britain’s most revered, powerful and resonant indie voices, Nadine Shah has just  shared the lead single and video from her upcoming album ‘Topless Mother’ which went straight onto the BBC 6 Music A-List. The track comes from her fifth album Filthy Underneath due to drop on 23rd February. The video release comes ahead of a special sold out preview show on Thursday 2nd November at London’s Lower Third. This follows a string of dates as a special guest for Young Fathers.

Speaking of the ‘Topless Mother’ video Shah said,
“I just wanted to muck about and play. Choreographer Lynne Page directed the video and encouraged that. She’s a big kid like me. Pam Hogg’s dress stole the show though.” “Three years might seem like a prolonged absence to some people, but it’s also a period of time in which the apparatus that holds your world in place can be dismantled and reassembled so that you can keep living, keep creating.”

Filthy Underneath chronicles a period of unprecedented turbulence in Nadine Shah’s life and yet, the experience of listening to it is oddly life-affirming – a parade of ghosts spanning the entirety of Nadine’s thirty-seven years, moving with balletic beauty to the music that Nadine and long-time co-writer and producer Ben Hillier have created around them, with renewed emphasis on placing melody and movement front and centre. On the album’s sensational lead single ‘Topless Mother’, her double-tracked harmonies converge with a physically irresistible groove.

Inspired by a series of comically tense exchanges with a counsellor, the song alights on that counsellor’s unorthodox tendency to burst into tears if she felt she wasn’t getting anywhere with her patient. The tone here is powerful, celebratory, an instant fan favourite to rub shoulders alongside her best.

Pre-order Filthy Underneath here: FilthyUnderneath

Photo credit: Tim Topple

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