Kate Bush Reacts To Stranger Things Season 4 Fame: ‘It’s Quite Shocking, Isn’t It?’ – IGN
Nearly 40 years after its release, Kate Bush’s single “Running Up That Hill” saw an unexpected resurgence thanks to its prominent role in Stranger Things Season 4. After the single climbed to the top spot on U.K. charts and hit the top ten on U.S. charts, Bush is now opening up about her thoughts on the show.
This week, she spoke in a rare interview with BBC Radio 4’s Emma Barnett on Woman’s Hour, explaining how the song’s popularity shocked her.
“It’s such a great series, I thought that the track would get some attention,” Bush told BBC. “But I just never imagined that it would be anything like this. It’s so exciting. But it’s quite shocking really, isn’t it? I mean, the whole world’s gone mad.”
Bush also spoke of her appreciation for the new generation of listeners who likely wouldn’t have come across her music without watching the show.
“What’s really wonderful, I think, is this is a whole new audience who, in a lot of cases, have never heard of me and I love that,” Bush continued. “The thought of all these really young people hearing the song for the first time and discovering it is… well, I think it’s very special.”
We gave the first part of Stranger Things Season 4 an 8 thanks to its ambition. The show isn’t done with Kate Bush’s music, either — Netflix also teased the season finale, and the teaser is scored to an impressively dramatic remix of “Running Up That Hill.”
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Amelia Zollner is a freelance writer at IGN. Find them on Twitter: @ameliazollner.