Turning 27 can mean a quarter-life crisis for some, but for Kate Nash, it meant creating new memories filled with pink champagne, cake, and an impromptu marriage with a friend.
Kate's new video, “She Rules,” is a DIY affair, gathering all of her birthday shenanigans into a lo-fi love letter to those who couldn't attend and doubling as a keepsake for Nash when she's alone on the road.
Filmed at legendary homestead and recording space Paramour Mansion, where Kate recorded Girl Talk in 2012, the video shows Kate's friends dancing around the mansion with carefree abandon, flipping their hair, and sporting giant smiles. The song is a rugged, raw, and lo-fi departure from her previous pop tracks, but as an ode to those who are most important to her, it finds Kate at her most comfortable, too. By the end, you’ll either want to hug your closest friends or start a savings account for a night at Paramour.
Kate shared a special statement with Noisey about filming the video, below:
I celebrated my birthday this year at the Paramour Mansion. A place that is very special, sentimental and significant to me. I made my record Girl Talk there in March 2012 which was one of the most insane and wonderful, life changing times of my life. It’s funny because I had other plans for my birthday that fell through, so it really feels like it was meant to be.
I was very conscious of the fact that I might feel lonely because it’s the longest I’ve been away from my family in one go, and birthdays fill me with nostalgia and memories, so I knew I wanted to be with friends. I’d made plans to stay in this house with a pool and some friends that fell through the day before! Then I stood in dog poo. I was at a bit of a loss, so I thought I would call Dana, the owner of the Paramour Mansion, and it magically worked out that the mansion was free for us to stay in.
The Paramour Mansion is the most breathtaking and inspiring building, especially as it is filled with such incredible memories. There were nine of us. We swam, ate a LOT of cake, and drank pink champagne. I got married to my friend Zoe by my friend Mikki who was recently ordained! Then we danced to Blondie, shared secrets, and felt the presence of Daisy, the resident ghost.
It was a wild night with special people, and it was nice to be reminded of the close friendships I have out here in a new city. It also reminded me how much I have changed over the past two years and how much has happened! It was the perfect place to be—extremely evocative. It’s exciting to be 27! It feels like a very womanly age. I feel more secure in myself as I get older, and I like this number a lot. I wrote letters to my sisters and the girlfriends back home that I couldn’t spend the day with which in turn inspired a song. It’s called “She Rules.”
Check out “She Rules” above.
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