kate bush opens up about her relationship with david bowie

In the months following his passing, Kate Bush continues to reflect on the "power and beauty" of Bowie.

by Wendy Syfret and i-D Staff
25 November 2016, 3:26pm

After an extended period of self-imposed media exile, the past months have seen Kate Bush offer more of herself to the public than she has for decades. In a recent chat with The Fader she opened up about her love and respect for David Bowie.

While she admitted that she doesn't really listen to contemporary music, she revealed how moved she was by the legend's final album. "One of the most powerful things that I heard recently was Blackstar by Bowie...I thought it was beautiful. Very moving of course, but I think one of the best things he's ever done."

Following Bowie's death, the Hounds of Love singer spoke to The Guardian about their relationship saying: "He created such staggeringly brilliant work, yes, but so much of it and it was so good. There are great people who make great work but who else has left a mark like his? No one like him."

Ten months on from his passing she adds, "He was one of my great heroes when I was growing up. He was such a brave artist, so unusual, and I loved his music...But I just sort of admired what he achieved creatively." When pressed over their dual abilities to challenge traditional expectations of gender she continues, "I think when I'm working creatively, I don't really think of myself of writing as a woman. I just think of writing as me, as a person, if that makes sense."


Text Wendy Syfret
Images via Guido Harari and Wall of Sound

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