Kate Bush discusses the material she recorded with Prince

Is there any unheard material made between them?

Kate Bush has opened up about her relationship and work with the late, great Prince – hailing his genius but revealing that there’s no unheard material that they recorded together.

The ‘Purple Rain’ icon collaborated and featured on Bush’s acclaimed seventh album ‘The Red Shoes’. Earlier this year, Bush broke her usual silence to pay a heartfelt tribute to her friend and fellow icon.

“I am so sad and shocked to hear the tragic news about Prince,” she wrote. “He was the most incredibly talented artist,” she wrote. “A man in complete control of his work from writer and musician to producer and director. He was such an inspiration. Playful and mind-blowingly gifted. He was the most inventive and extraordinary live act I’ve seen. The world has lost someone truly magical. Goodnight dear Prince.”


Now, in a rare interview with BBC 6 Music’s Matt Everitt, she has again spoken of his genius. “He was adorable,” said Bush. “He was really playful and really sweet. What a talented man, what an artist. I think it’s a terrible loss that he should go at such a young age, its incredibly sad. He was so prolific, he used to make me laugh because whilst I was working on an album, he would have done 2 world tours, a couple of albums a film…”

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When asked if there was any unreleased material that hasn’t seen the light of day or hidden in her archive or Prince’s legendary ‘vault’, Bush denied that were any unheard songs.

Kate Bush

The ‘Hounds Of Love’ and ‘Wuthering Heights’ icon performed live for the first time in 35 years in 2014 with her sell-out ‘Before The Dawn’ residency at London’s Hammersmith Apollo. A live album of the shows is set for release, with ‘The KT Fellowship’ coming on 25 November. Her full interview with Matt Everitt airs on BBC 6 Music on Sunday 20 November at 1pm.