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Kate Nash Sings of a Questionable Date On ‘Space Odyssey 2001’, Prepares ‘9 Sad Symphonies’ LP

Kate Nash releases the second cut from her upcoming album 9 Sad Symphonies with brand new track Space Odyssey 2001 which was released for 2024’s Record Store Day.

The new love song draws influence from classic cinema with the track seeing Kate recall her first date with her partner who poked fun at her movie choice. She notes: “It’s the wrong film for a date, but I love the film. I like making jokes in songs. I like that there’s this beautiful love song but it’s also complaining about this critically acclaimed film being too long. I don’t recommend it for a first date! Space Odyssey is a love song about my partner who I was friends with for many years, but we met up at just the right time in the summer of 2017, both single and very unexpectedly fell in love.”

We’d disagree with Kate here, if your potential other half can’t sit through a Kubrick classic – then run! The track comes to life thanks to the added bonus of a horror influenced video from Thomas Silverman and Kate.

Space Odyssey 2001 follows previous release Millions of Heartbeats, the iconic British singer shares: “‘Millions of Heartbeats’ is a song about losing your spark. It can be difficult to find hope in a world that’s constantly bombarding you with bad news, chaos and capitalism. It’s scary when you lose that spark and can’t lift yourself out of a pit. It can feel like that light you once had might never come back. The button to the song is that there’s millions of heartbeats on this planet and that’s the reason we have to try. All we have right now is earth and each other. And that’s actually a lot. So just keep trying.”

9 Sad Symphonies is set for release on 21 June via Kill Rock Stars, and is available to pre-order now.


  1. Millions Of Heartbeats
  2. Misery
  3. Wasteman
  4. Abandoned
  5. Horsie
  6. My Bile
  7. These Feelings
  8. Space Odyssey 2001
  9. Ray
  10. Vampyre

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