Katie Malco Shares Cover of Kate Bush’s ‘Cloudbusting’

    Katie Malco has shared a cover of Kate Bush’s ‘Cloudbusting’, from the 1985 album Hounds of Love. Check it out below.

    “Cloudbusting was the song that made me understand Kate Bush,” the UK singer-songwriter explained in a press release. “I’d never truly got her before I heard it, and it really was a gateway for me. Although it’s lyrically pretty dense (it’s based on Peter Reich’s “A Book of Dreams”), when I first listened to it as a young girl, I interpreted it differently, particularly the chorus. I took away from it this deep feeling of looking forward with optimism and a meeting of the past and the future – melancholy yet hopeful. I loved the synth strings and Kate’s rich, soaring voice.”

    She continued: “I covered ‘Cloudbusting’ accidentally, just singing it to myself one day after spending basically a year on my own in and out of lockdown, and it took on another meaning altogether – imagining a hopeful future and reminiscing about the life I used to have. In the world we live in right now, I think a message of hope is really pertinent. And that’s what I felt when I sang the line; ‘the suns coming out’.”

    Katie Malco released her debut studio album Failures last June. Revisit our Artist Spotlight Q&A with Katie Malco, and check out her pick in our feature 21 Artists on the Songs That Got Them Through 2020.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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