'King of the Mountain'
Released: October 24th 2005
In a world of disposable pop stars, manufactured bands and an obsession with celebrity, there are few artists who are truly original, fewer still who are acclaimed as an influence by almost anyone that has ever heard them and none who retain the mystique and aura of perhaps the greatest female musical icon and innovator this country has ever produced; Kate Bush.
And now, after twelve years, her long-awaited return to the musical spotlight is finally at hand. 'Aerial', the double album that is released worldwide on November 7th, has already been hailed by those who have heard it as potentially Kate's greatest work; an album of such scope, depth, emotion and wonder that it is easily one of the most important records of 2005, and certainly one of the most moving.
The first single from 'Aerial' is the hypnotic 'King of the Mountain'. From its opening faint electronic pulses, to its crashing, driving climax, 'King of the Mountain' is a unique piece of work that could only have come from Kate Bush. Featuring her instantly recognisable vocals, a loping dub-like rhythm and evocative, mysterious lyrics, 'King of the Mountain' proves that the best things are worth the wait.
Written and produced by Kate, and recorded in her own studio, both the single and album are sure to excite Kate's legions of fans. Having sold millions of albums worldwide in her near 30-year career and been cited as an influence by everyone from PJ Harvey to Coldplay, Outkast to BjÃ¶rk and beyond, Kate inhabits a truly singular place in popular culture.
And with 'King of the Mountain' and 'Aerial' sounding as contemporary and timeless as all of Kate's work, they are set to introduce Kate to an entirely new generation of fans across the globe.
King of the Mountain - October 24th
Aerial - November 7th