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New Music From Hunx and His Punx, Rich Aucoin, And A Righteous Kate Bush Cover

I stumbled across jazz vocalist Theo Bleckmann’s stunning cover of Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)” via NPR Music and had to share it. It’s not as though there aren’t already plenty of covers of this song; Placebo released a pretty astounding version in 2003, and there’s also The Chromatics’ 2007 take. But there’s just something about Bush’s work that lends itself well to creative reinterpretation, and while most artists seem intent on recreating “Running Up That Hill” as an icy electro-tinged track—Bush did, after all, usher in the era of the synthesizer with her third album, Never for Ever—Bleckmann’s version brings a warm, organic touch to the song, without sacrificing any of the melodrama. The single comes from his new album of Kate Bush covers, Hello Earth! The Music of Kate Bush.

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