Your warm weather anthem has just landed in the form of Kate Nash’s new single and accompanying video, Good Summer. Visually reminiscent of her 2013 video for OHMYGOD!, fun under the sun is served up in style, along with a hefty dose of incredible headwear; but unlike the desolate undertones of OHMYGOD!, Good Summer is all about happy vibes, and Nash is at her peak of contentment surrounded by family and friends. Laid-back guitar riffs round out soft, melodic vocals and danceable drumbeats are brought to life in garden dance party with water pistols, beach balls and plenty of champagne.
The video was shot entirely in Nash’s parent’s back garden in London in what could be described as a fashion BBQ with a piñata-breaking finale. Look closely and you’ll spot our editor-in-chief, Courtney Blackman amongst the attendees; our creative director, Rebekah Roy – who also had the job of wardrobe on the set; Evan Huang did hair and make-up, and if you check our masthead, he also happened to be the groomer for our current issue’s cover shoot with Stephen Jones. You’ll also spot a lobster-clad and egg-spotted Philip Colbert of the Rodnik Band, who featured in our twelfth issue – The Fashion Issue; as well as Emma Woolrych, who photographed the cover for issue twelve.
Candid has always been a fan of Kate Nash and was delighted to be amongst the VIP guests at Nash’s third album launch Girl Talk at St. Martins Lane in 2013. We were also there for her epic gig at Shepard’s Bush Empire later in the year along with Nash’s fashion clan including designers Eudon Choi and David Longshaw, editors from VOGUE and even the British Fashion Council’s CEO, Caroline Rush.
Since 2013, Nash has set up shop in Los Angeles, launched her Girl Gang movement complete with a TV channel, co-wrote Poison for Rita Ora – which charted at number three in the UK, and recorded a song with HOLYCHILD.
Harking back to her BRIT Award-winning pop roots, we’re delighted that Nash is back and Good Summer will be at the top of your playlist before you can say sunglasses. Watch it now:
Words by Sophie Exton