Kate Bush wanted wintry album

Kate Bush

Kate Bush

'Wuthering Heights' hitmaker Kate Bush has wanted to make a wintry album for some time.

Kate Bush has wanted to make a wintry album for some time.

The 'Wuthering Heights' hitmaker has made a seven track record '50 Words for Snow' - only her eleventh album in a 33 year career - and she revealed she chose to focus on the frozen precipitation because she finds it so fascinating.

She said: "I'd had this idea for some while to do a wintry album and pretty soon after I started writing for it, I homed in on the idea of snow. It just seemed such a fascinating subject that it was very easy to think of so many ways of writing about it. It's such extraordinary stuff isn't it? Even a single snowflake, when you look at it under a microscope, is such an incredibly beautiful thing. And apparently they are all different."

Kate also loves snow because of how if makes her songs sound different.

She explained: "And also it has the most extraordinary effect on acoustics generally. That's another thing I love about it, because it puts this great muffler around everything."

Kate Bush

The English songstress and notorious recluse who brought us the impossibly high pitched hits 'Wuthering Heights' and 'Babooshka' performs Before the Dawn, her first tour since 1979.


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