Award-winning British artist Kate Nash hast just unveiled her new video for the recently released single “Bad Lieutenant.” The video was directed by Aidan Zamiri, and showcases empowering sequences featuring Nash herself as well as Tilly Lockey, a 14-year-old amputee, who inspired Nash with her story.
Describing the song itself, Kate Nash shared this statement:
“I wanted to write something a bit throwback, take it back to my UK garage roots and I came up with ‘Bad Lieutenant’ as a title. I loved how absurd it was to refer to myself a bad lieutenant. It’s pretty ridiculous considering the movie. It just felt like UK garage to me. I then turned it into my own thing.”
Yet despite the cheeky nature of the song’s sound and title, Nash has turned the single into an anthem of empowerment. It plays during the end credits of her recently released documentary Kate Nash: Underestimate The Girl, which had its New York premiere yesterday. In it, viewers get an intimate look at Nash’s ups-and-downs in maintaining being a creatively and financially independent artist in the music industry. She’s had her own set of challenges, but seeing Tilly Lockey’s personal story is one that has clearly made an impact on her. Thus, their pairing in the “Bad Lieutenant” video is perfection.
Check out the video down below.
Kate Nash was also just on her GLOW co-star Marc Maron’s podcast WTF. You can listen to their conversation here.
Kate Nash’s newest album Yesterday Was Forever is out now. Stream the entire thing below.
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