Watch: Nadine Shah goes on a witch hunt in the video for ‘Out The Way’

Nadine Shah goes on a witch hunt in the video for ‘Out The Way’

The Salem witch trials provide a metaphor for modern day brutality.

South Shields singer-songwriter Nadine Shah recently revealed that her latest album ‘Holiday Destination’ would be out on 25th August through 1965 Records, whetting the appetite with the scathing ‘Out The Way’.

The track focuses on Shah’s position as a second-generation immigrant whose identity comes into question by society, and in the new video, directors handheldcineclub have used the Salem witch trials as a metaphor for the contemporary experience of immigrants. Shot in stark black and white, it’s an intense watch that makes a clear, unfiltered message.

Speaking of the video, Nadine said: “The video is a response to this current global rise in nationalism, this awful rhetoric of “us and them”. I wanted the image to shock the viewer to highlight the brutality we are seeing happen. This is why we use the Salem witch trials as a reference in the video, to me that’s how it feels but with certain pockets of faiths being targeted.”

Watch the video for ‘Out The Way’ and see all of Nadine’s upcoming UK shows below.

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MAY

20 Norwich, Norfolk & Norwich Festival

JUNE

23 Pilton, Glastonbury Festival (Left Field Stage)

JULY

16 London, Citadel

SEPTEMBER

01-03 Salisbury, End of the Road Festival
17 Birmingham, Beyond The Tracks

OCTOBER

10 Gateshead, Sage
11 Glasgow, Oran Mor
13 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
14 Sheffield, The Leadmill
15 Cardiff, The Globe
16 Manchester, Band on the Wall
19 London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
22 Brighton, Concorde 2

Nadine Shah will play Citadel (16th July), where DIY is an official media partner. Tickets are on sale now. Visit diymag.com/presents for more information.