Kate Nash's new single centres on losing her "spark" amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 36-year-old singer is launching a new single called 'Millions Of Heartbeats', and Kate has explained the inspiration behind the track.

She said: "'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."

Kate admits that she struggled to deal with the stresses and strains of the pandemic.

And her new song touches on her struggles amid the global health crisis.

Kate said: "It’s about that point in the pandemic where I had lost my spark for life. And I’m a pretty sparky person, so it was really sad to me."

'Millions Of Heartbeats' features on her upcoming new album, '9 Sad Symphonies', and Kate has revealed that she relished working with producer Frederick Thaae on the record, having previously worked with him on her musical.

She said: "We were in this completely different landscape for writing songs [on the musical], which was completely freeing.

"I was writing for a story, I was writing about a King and a Queen and a proper story arc. In that world you need the audience to understand the songs immediately, it’s very direct, and it has lots of editing which I’d never done. It changed my outlook on songwriting."