3 AM

Album: Girl Talk (2013)
  • This dark, desperate, but upbeat plea to an ex was released as the first single from English singer-songwriter Kate Nash's third album, Girl Talk. Nash confessed to The Independent that she found writing the record "cathartic" following a difficult couple of years, adding that she needed a release for her anger after splitting from The Cribs' Ryan Jarman, and the death of a close friend to cystic fibrosis.
  • Girl Talk was recorded in a rambling L.A. mansion with producer Tom Biller, following Nash's difficult couple of years. She told. Jam! Music: "It was just like me writing music to survive emotionally. (It was) my therapy during a really difficult time in my life and it was fueled by a lot of anger and hurt and pain. ... I was like, 'Either I make this album or have to go to a mental health clinic.'"

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Booker T. JonesSongwriter Interviews

The Stax legend on how he cooked up "Green Onions," the first time he and Otis Redding saw hippies, and if he'll ever play a digital organ.

John Lee HookerSongwriter Interviews

Into the vaults for Bruce Pollock's 1984 conversation with the esteemed bluesman. Hooker talks about transforming a Tony Bennett classic and why you don't have to be sad and lonely to write the blues.

David Bowie Leads the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Long-Haired MenSong Writing

Bowie's "activist" days of 1964 led to Ziggy Stardust.

Goodbye, Hello: Ten Farewell Tour Fake-OutsSong Writing

The 10 biggest "retirement tours" that didn't take.

Pete AndersonSongwriter Interviews

Pete produced Dwight Yoakam, Michelle Shocked, Meat Puppets, and a very memorable track for Roy Orbison.

Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat WorldSongwriter Interviews

Jim talks about the impact of "The Middle" and uses a tree metaphor to describe his songwriting philosophy.