English musician Nadine Shah has shared the video for the title track from her new album Holiday Destination (due out August 25th on 1965 Records) – a triumphant unification of a political message with a driving groove. The first song written for the album, “Holiday Destination” paved the way for Nadine to open up the deep and affecting dialogue which courses through the LP with polemic anger.
Dealing with the subject of migration, Shah cites the inspiration for the track as, “a response to this really harrowing news piece about migrants and refugees arriving on the shores of Kos in Greece by the thousands. There were some holidaymakers being interviewed and they were talking about how the situation was ruining their holiday. Despite their total and complete lack of empathy the thing which shocked me most was their bold and unashamed stance of saying such things on national television. This is what we’re seeing across the globe: people proudly expressing this hate fuelled rhetoric. It’s like, wow – some people really don’t care and they’ll happily talk about how they don’t care. I just don’t get it.”
The refrain “How you gonna sleep tonight?” echoes in the mind long after the song ends, leaving the listener to question exactly just whose best interests are at the heart of the people in power.
The track follows on from the previously shared “Yes Men” and “Out The Way”.