Kate Bush discusses Running Up That Hill and Stranger Things in an exclusive interview.

Kate Bush Hounds of Love
Kate Bush Hounds of Love

This is Kate Bush‘s first recorded interview in six years following the success of “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)” in the United Kingdom and the United States, where it peaked at number one and number 10 respectively.

The song’s resurgence is largely due to its prominent placement in the critically acclaimed Netflix series “Stranger Things.”

When speaking with BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour host Emma Barnett, Bush talked about her 37-year-old classic’s enduring appeal.

Given how well-received the show is, I expected the soundtrack to do well as well.”
This is something really unexpected,” Kate Bush remarks at the opening of our conversation.

“It’s exhilarating,” she says.

But isn’t it a little startling?

To put it another way, “the whole world has gone nuts.”

Running Up That Hill” became the most popular and most-streamed title in the United States following the start of Season 4 of the science fiction show.

Soon after, Bush made an unusual statement on her website, gushing about her admiration for the late 1980s drama.

When Barnett inquires about Kate Bush’s thoughts on the past, she responds that those years were “great” and that “great music” was prevalent, but she adds that “it’s a very exciting moment we’re in now,” referring to the rise of technology and the current generation’s discovery of the track.

Barnett makes light of the star’s influence on TikTok in an accidental humorous moment in the interview.

She inquires of Kate Bush, “Do you know about WitchTok, a subclass of TikTok? “.

‘Babooshka’ and your style in that video inspired it.”

There are a large number of people who are devoted to you there.

Do you know anything about it? Bush chuckles and responds, “No, I don’t.”

I find it incomprehensible,” she adds.

As a result of the renewed interest in her 1985 hit, Bush has become a huge favorite among a younger demographic.

When some of their children ask, ‘Have you heard of Kate Bush?'” Barnett ponders, “that probably [has older listeners] feeling rather protective at the moment.”
Their response thus far has been, “Er…absolutely, positively.” “I genuinely encourage people to hear a song and to take from it what they want,” Bush says. Bush says.

It was originally intended to be a story about a man and a woman bartering with one another.

After all, she says, “I just wanted to know what it was like from the other side.”
A Deal With God” became “Running Up That Hill” after Bush’s label changed the song’s title due to concerns about the song’s original title.

For the Duffer Brothers, Kate Bush says she hasn’t heard the song in “a long time,” but she appreciates their ability to take the melody and create something new.

“I think they’ve put it in an excellent location. The Duffer Brothers produced the show, and my family and I watched it from the beginning, so I was already familiar with it.

As a Talisman, almost, for Max, I thought it was a wonderful use of the song.
It’s quite moving, in my opinion.

“Where in those early films they were just young kids, and then as the film has gone, it gets heavier and darker,” Kate Bush compared the program to the Harry Potter films.

And those little kids grow up to be some of the best young performers in the world. After years of truly watching them grow, you have a different relationship with something.

Aside from mentioning that “Gardening is my thing now,” Bush gave few details about her current situation. Woman’s Hour is broadcast on BBC Radio 4 weekdays at 10 a.m. local time, and on BBC Sounds – unfortunately, only for those in the United Kingdom.

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Written by Rachita Salian


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