Kate Bush pays tribute to the ‘beauty and power’ of David Bowie

He was one of my great heroes when I was growing up -he was such a brave artist

Kate Bush has spoken out about her love and admiration of David Bowie – paying tribute to his ‘power, beauty and bravery’.

The ‘Hounds Of Love’ icon was giving a rare interview with Fader, when she revealed that she doesn’t listen to much contemporary music – but Bowie’s final album truly touched her.

“One of the most powerful things that I heard recently was ‘Blackstar‘ by Bowie,” she said. “I thought it was beautiful. Very moving of course, but I think one of the best things he’s ever done.”

Speaking of their relationship and the tribute she wrote following his death, Bush continued: “Well I was asked whether I would write something, and because he meant such a lot to me, I really felt moved to do so. 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. I met him a few times; he was really charming and playful. But I just sort of admired what he achieved creatively.”

When both artists’ history of challenging gender norms, Bush replied: “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.”

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Meanwhile, Bush also recently opened up about her relationship and material she recorded with Prince, she also talked about the potential of touring again and releasing new material.

“I haven’t written a song for ages. I haven’t been writing,” she said. “But when pushed to see if she had released her final album and ‘The KT Fellowship’ marked ‘a full stop’, she said: “Oh no, I don’t think so. I think it’s just a rather big comma.”

This week sees Kate Bush release her new live album ‘Before The Dawn’, recorded at her acclaimed 2014 residency at Hammersmith Apollo in London.

A special tribute concert to David Bowie is set to take place at Brixton Academy on his birthday on 7 January, featuring friend and actor Gary Oldman along with over 30 musicians that collaborated with Bowie throughout his career.