Recently, especially since she released her outstanding new album in 2011 featuring the much lauded track ‘Wild Man‘ I’ve developed a renewed appreciation of Kate Bush and have been listening to her older songs also.
Not that I didn’t appreciate her before, but in my teen years (yep I’m THAT old) I listened to what I heard on Top of the Pops and that was about it, and never bought any of her albums and heard any of the songs outside of her (fabulous) hits.
I’ve just stumbled across another great track of hers, which is from the same album containing Wild Man. I was struck not only by the beautiful song, but the lovely animation that the uploader has set it to, which matches really well. This Academy Award winning animation is made by dutch animator, illustrator and director Michael Dudok de Wit and is called ‘Father and Daughter’.
Other videos I’ve seen recently featuring great animation include one by Studio Killers, Ode To The Bouncer, which is an awesome video, shown below;
Their other brilliant track, sadly without an official video yet (well, I can’t find it anyway), is All Men Are Pigs.
PS: If you like Kate Bush, you are sure to like Marina & The Diamonds, who is a modern day Welsh songstress of equal skill and with quite a similar style over many over her tracks. I think it’s the voice.