Aerial East has just signed to Partisan Records. To celebrate the occasion, she decided to reimagine Kate Bush’s influential music.
“I’ve been a huge Kate Bush fan since my late teens/early twenties when her ‘Wuthering Heights’ videos sent me down a never-ending Kate Bush rabbit hole…Hounds of Love is one of my favourite records ever. I put it on when I am sad, and it does a lot of joyful heavy lifting for me.
You’ve probably already got the Hounds of Love single running through your head, but Aerial East decided to go with Running Up The Hill instead: “It just kind of hit me how relevant that song is to everything I was thinking and writing about. FKA Twigs’ Cellophane video had just come out, so that track was really on my mind when producing the song, as well as Okay Kaya’s Both and the Bulgarian State Television Female Choir.
I love how it came out and I think everyone can relate to wanting to trade places with another person to feel what they feel and let them feel what you feel.”Aerial East
If you’re wanting to hear more of Aerial East – and we wouldn’t blame you! – try the follow-up single, Try Harder. It’s the title track of her album, which is due out on Partisan on February 12, 2021.
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