Kate Bush credits the birth of her son with boosting her creativity, because she learned to work in a different way after becoming a mother.
The Wuthering Heights star disappeared from the spotlight in 1998 to focus on being a mum to her son Bertie and she released a comeback album in 2005 after a gap of 12 years away from the charts.
The singer has a recorded a new album, 50 Words for Snow, due out next month (Dec11) - her second record this year (11) - and the Brit reveals her role as a parent has drastically changed the way she makes music.
She tells Britain's Independent newspaper, "I had to learn how to work in a completely different way (when I became a mother), in short snatches of time, which was so not how I'd ever worked before.
"I couldn't do it at first, I had to learn how to do it. It was an extremely positive thing, because for the person, as well as the person's work, it's good to experience shaking everything up and doing something completely different. I love being a mother, I think it's the best thing I've ever done, and I personally feel that it's had a very positive effect on my work. I think it's an encouraging force for creativity, it feeds creativity - it did for me, certainly."