Nadine Shah - To Be A Young Man

"We wanted to portray lost youth..."

Time's tide touches everything.

It's a common theme for art - at least, the standard, high brow art forms - but it less mentioned in pop music. Nadine Shah though, has no such qualms and decided to tackle the subject head on in her song 'To Be A Young Man'.

A highlight of upcoming debut album 'Love Your Dum and Mad', the song is a dense, provocative look at the effects of ageing. Director Matthew Cummins takes charge of the accompanying video, and the results are a moving, quite appropriate rendering of Nadine Shah's songcraft.

"We wanted to portray lost youth, so we have pub scenes of a young man owning a room and commanding the space juxtaposed with the old, solitary man admiring the young barmaid" she explained. "They are almost like the punters in the bar themselves, the barflies."

Watch it now.

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Nadine Shah has confirmed a smattering of summer shows:

June
22 Newcastle Hoult’s Yard

July
3 Leeds A Nation of Shopkeepers
20 Sheffield Cathedral (Tramlines Festival)
22 London The Lexington
23 Guildford The Boileroom
25 St Albans The Horn
26 Aldershot West End Centre

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