KATE BUSH Looking Back At 2022

KATE BUSH shared a Xmas message and
some 2022 thoughts on her social media.

About the UKRAINE war and the QUEEN.

“It’s a bombardment. The horrific war in Ukraine, the famines, the droughts, the floods
and we lost our Queen. Many of my friends were surprised at how upset they were at her
death especially as we aren’t royalists, but I think her passing became a focus for grief,
for unexpressed loss that so many people had felt during the pandemic.”

“Every year seems to fly by a little faster. They say this happens as you get older,
but there’s no doubt that the speed of life is accelerating at a greater rate than ever.

About RUNNING UP THAT HILL being a hit again this past summer.

“It’s been a crazy, roller coaster year for me. I still reel from the success of RUTH, being the No 1 track of this summer,” Bush continued. “What an honour! It was really exciting to see it doing so well globally, but especially here in the UK and Australia; and also to see it making it all the way to No 3 in the US. It was such a great feeling to see so many of the younger generation enjoying the song. It seems that quite a lot of them thought I was a new artist! I love that!”

KATE BUSH: Instagram

(Image on top: cover of her album ‘The Sensual World‘)

KATE BUSH Cover – ‘Running Up That Hill’ By AERIAL EAST

21 September 2020

New-York based singer-songwriter AERIAL EAST wants to tell stories
we don’t hear often. “I want to humanise different characters.”

She recently signed to Partisan Records. Her first track is a cover of
Kate Bush masterstroke RUNNING UP THAT HILL, which came out
35 years ago, on 5 August 2020.

Partisan Records: “With equal parts reverie and intention, her version of the classic track showcases the unvarnished intimacy East is able to create between herself and the listener.”

East: “I’ve been a huge Kate Bush fan since my late teens/early twenties when her ‘Wuthering Heights’ videos sent me down a never-ending Kate Bush rabbit hole. That song has been a karaoke go-to for me for years and ‘Hounds of Love’ is one of my favorite records ever. I put
it on when I am sad, and it does a lot of joyful heavy lifting for me.”

East‘s interpretation is a stripped to the bone one with intimate piano touches, almost unrecognizable, but gracious and soulful. Notable version, ghostly voice.

The animated video clip…

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