Music

Aww Bummer, Kate Nash’s New Song “Death Proof” Is Pretty Boring

Music

Aww Bummer, Kate Nash’s New Song “Death Proof” Is Pretty Boring

What’s the German word for when you open a YouTube video and it takes a moment of lag time before your brain recognizes that whatever vodka advertisement soundtrack that starts playing isn’t the actual song you were waiting for? Typically it’s a relief when the song you wanted to hear starts, but, oh man, sadly on this new track from Kate Nash, whose 2007 album Made of Bricks I was smitten with, along with the rest of the world, I kind of wanted to rewind back to the generic dubstep corporate branding opportunity.

The song, “Death Proof,” from her EP of the same name out today, is meant to be a sort of homage to b-movie culture. “I wanted ‘Death Proof’ to have a Tarantino feel,” she explained. “But I also love this movie called Freaks so a lot of the inspiration came from that as well: old Bettie Page pictures, traveling circus people, and freak shows.”

One thing all of those influences have in common that this song does not are a sense of excitement and danger, unless you count sleep-walking through the type of file that would auto-play on an LA martini bar’s Geocities web-site in the late ’90s as dangerous.

Still though, remember that one song “Foundations”? Man, that was a good song.

 

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