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.”

Kate Bush

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.