His work is a peculiar mysticism with real humor—two English features.
“Why are people so interested in me if I only release an album once?” That was the question of the enigmatic British singer Kate Bush in 1989 – who went 12 years without releasing a new record.
But the well-known TV series strange things The singer, now 63 years old, brought back the limelight after her music running up That HillSince 1985, has appeared in several chapters of the fourth season of the series, which recently premiered on Netflix.
The success was such that the song reached number one in the United Kingdom, Norway, Sweden, Australia, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Austria. On the Spotify platform, it has become the most listened to song worldwide.
In the UK, Bush became the oldest artist to reach number one on the chart. And running up That Hill It is also ranked in the top 10 in the US thanks to the science fiction series.
And the excitement reached to Tiktok as well. The video, tagged with the hashtag #RunningUpThatHill, has been played over 530 million times.
“I’ve never seen anything like this before,” the star wrote on her official website on June 16. “It’s all very exciting.”
BBC Radio 6 Music presenter Matt Everitt said: “It’s a wonderful thing, as people are listening to Kate Bush for the first time and are now starting their journey to learn more about this amazing artist.”
“When [essa música] Recorded so many years ago, it felt like something new. And even after so many years it seems like no one has done anything like this before.”
With reserve and few public performances (in 2014, she gave a series of concerts after 35 years without performing live in London), Kate Bush remains in the collective memory of the Anglo-Saxon music scene.
In rare press interviews, she falters, unwilling to explain how and why she makes her music. Its influence has been continuous for artists and bands such as Tori Amos, Fiona Apple, Lady Gaga, Bat for Lashes, Goldfrapp, Florence Welch, Joanna Newsom, Tricky and Outkast.
When he was only 20, Bush made an unusual and risky decision: to quit touring. This allowed him to focus on composing and experimenting with new technologies.
According to the BBC, for sound engineer and music producer Nick Launey, “going to the studio with her every day was like stepping into a fantasy land.” Bush developed a similar taste for creative control during the production of his music videos.
story of a song
on series strange thingsmusic running up That Hill Often appears, overheard obsessively by a teenage protagonist, Max Mayfield.
running up That Hill Originally appeared on Bush’s fifth album, hounds of loveLargely composed and produced by myself, with an innovative Fairlight CMI digital synthesizer.
Bush wrote the song in the summer of 1983 at his country home in Kent, UK. The lyrics are an expression of radical sympathy: a fantasy about God making a deal to do business with his lover so that they can fully understand each other.
Bush’s then-boyfriend and collaborator Dale Palmer programmed the drum machine that opens the song—and opens the album. hounds of love,
Record label EMI rejected the original title a deal with god (“A pact with God”, in the free translation), in order to avoid a derogatory part of the population. running up That Hill (“Running Up That Hill”) was a huge hit in 1985 and the album was the fourth best-selling album in the UK that year.
running up That Hill It was remixed for the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics – indicating that she has always been a highly cult artist.
“I was very surprised to see that some of my works, which are not particularly traditional, have been so successful,” the singer said in 2011.
This unexpected new hit from Kate Bush comes 44 years after she last hit #1 on the charts with her debut single. Wuthering Heights,
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