Nadine Shah – Ladies For Babies (Goats For Love)

Nadine Shah has announced her fourth studio album, Kitchen Sink will be released on 5 June via Infectious Music. Along with the announcement she has shared the video for lead single Ladies For Babies (Goats For Love). It’s a song that has a sturdy timbre with nuanced subtely, simmering with a rage that never quite comes to the boil. After slow lingering verses the chorus gets firey and fantastic, all jagged edges and stark contrasts.

Speaking of the track Shah says:

‘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. It’s not all about beastiality, I promise.

Published by Francesca Baker

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