Far be it from any of us to underestimate Kate Nash, or her new-look 1990s style, or indeed ‘Under-Estimate The Girl’, the new single she debuted yesterday.
The No Doubt/Le Tigre-ish track, a grunge number that Nash sings (and later, screams) in a bindi – marks what may be the first preview of the ‘Foundations’ singer’s untitled third LP, ie the successor to 2010′s ‘My Best Friend Is You’. “May” being the vital word in that sentence. Having written and recorded ‘Under Estimate’ over the course of a single day and night, the sleepless ‘Foundations’ star introduces it thus: “So the other night I was stressin out and we’d just finished rehearsing and I was like ARGHGHHGHGH [sic] I need to write a song and release something and do something creative instead of breaking all my stuff that I own”.
I should at this point mention that the ‘breaking all my stuff’ option – had she taken it – might have proved less damaging to the Nash brand in the grand scheme of things, especially since the online fan consensus isn’t pro Kate’s new sound at all. But then again, what do I – or hundreds of YouTube users with eyes, ears and opinions – know?
Here it is, anyway: