Kate Bush upset by her resurgence in popularity, powered by 'Stranger Things'

Kate Bush shaken by her popularity boost, powered by «Stranger Things


'The world has gone crazy': Kate Bush describes the return of her hit Running Up That Hill as 'quite upsetting' topping the UK charts 37 years after its release, reinvigorated by the series Stranger Things.

The title is experiencing a huge resurgence in popularity thanks to the success of the fantasy series, which returned to Netflix at the end of May for a fourth and penultimate season, in the plot of which it plays an important role. 

We find the gang of friends from the fictional town of Hawkins in 1986, six months after the Battle of Starcourt Mall, facing a new supernatural threat.

“This is such a good series, I thought the track would get a bit of attention,” the 63-year-old British singer said in an interview, broadcast by BBC radio on Wednesday.

“But I never imagined it would be something like this. It's so exciting. But it's quite upsetting, really. I mean, the whole world went crazy,” she added. 

“To have all these very young people hearing the song for the first time and discovering it is very special,” she continued, specifying that she herself “never” listened to her old titles. 

With her hit number one spot in the UK on June 17, as well as in other countries, Kate Bush broke several records, including the longest time between the release of a single (1985) and its rise to the top of the charts. She also became the oldest female artist to top the chart.

“There was great music in the 80s, but I think we're in an incredibly exciting time now,” although it's “very difficult” for a lot of people, she said. estimated.

After her musical successes, Kate Bush had been very discreet in recent decades. Her last studio album, 50 Words for Snow was in 2011 and after a series of sold-out concerts in 2014 in London, she did not say if she was working on new projects.

She also confided in her experience of confinement during the pandemic, which she passed by watching series in a bulimic way and gardening. “Gardening is my thing now,” she said.