Kate Bush has revealed in a rare interview that her son Albert, 23, things are ‘pretty cool’ after her song Running Up That Hill was featured in Stranger Things.
The 1985 singer’s song reached the top of the UK charts this month after appearing in the popular science fiction Netflix series, with Kate jokingly ‘the world is crazy’.
Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Women program, Kate, 63, also spoke about her love / hate relationship with technology, saying she now uses an ‘old phone’ to avoid being attacked by e-mail while out.
Success: Kate Bush has revealed in a rare interview that her son Albert, 23, is ‘pretty cool’ after his song Running Up That Hill was featured in the film Stranger Things.
Host Emma Barnett asked the musician’s son Albert McIntosh – known as Bertie – what he thinks about the new generation discovering his music.
He said: ‘I think he thinks it’s too cool.’
When asked if Bertie is a fan of the show, Kate replied: ‘We are all fans! Our friends kept saying “have you seen Strange Things?” when the first series came out so we finally looked at it a lot and we have been watching it ever since. ‘
Elsewhere during the interview, Kate’s relationship with technology emerged, where she discovered her love for her ‘old’ phone which allowed her to evade email.
Family: Presenter Emma Barnett asked the musician’s son Albert McIntosh – better known as Bertie – what he thinks of the new generation discovering his music where Kate said: “I think he thinks he is very good” (Bertie photo 2014)
He said: ‘Technology is advancing at this incredible pace. It is difficult to keep up with the truth.
“It was very nice people were respected because we were working in a very small hall and I wanted there to be a great connection between the audience and everyone on the stage.
‘Phones are very disturbing. It’s a little different in the open festival but we were trying to create an environment with what we were doing.
‘I have a very old phone. It is very old. I like that because I spend a lot of time on my laptop and when I go out during the day, it means I don’t need to deal with email and everyone knows that. I just receive text and phone calls from my phone and it means I have a little peace. ‘
Privacy: Kate also talked about her love / hate relationship with technology, saying she now uses an ‘old phone’ to avoid being attacked by email while outside.
Kate said about her new number: “It’s just amazing. It’s such a great series, I thought the song would be considered.
‘But I never thought it would be something like this. It’s very exciting, it’s very amazing, isn’t it? The whole world is mad! ‘
The singer also admitted that he had not listened to his song for a long time as he does not like to play his ‘old things’ anymore.
He said: ‘I have never listened to my past but when things like this happen, I usually get involved in something like editing or rewriting a song for some reason, I work.
‘But I haven’t heard for too long’.
Interview: During the interview, Kate described how she had not listened to the song for “too long” and was a fan of Stranger Things before her song appeared in it.
On screen: ‘I thought what a great way for the song to be used in a positive way, as a kind of charm for Max. It’s really touching ‘ [pictured Sadie Sink as Max in Stranger Things]
After welcoming a group of new fans from Max’s fight against the villain Vecna in the film Stranger Things, Kate expressed how she thought it was ‘fun’ that her song had been used as a basis for the character’s life, congratulating the show’s producers for using it on ‘positive way’.
He explained: ‘I think they put it in a very special place. The Duffer brothers created a series and we watched it directly from word to word from the first series on, so I was already familiar with the series.
‘I thought it was a good way for the song to be used in a positive way, as a kind of charm for Max. It really touches me. ‘
Kate’s song – the lead song on her album Hounds Of Love – took second place behind Harry Style’s As It Was, but it was later revealed that the 80’s song had elevated the former One Direction star to the post.
Shock: In a conversation with host Emma Barnett [pictured]Kate said: “I never thought it would be something like this. It’s so exciting, it’s so amazing, isn’t it? The whole world is crazy!”
Kate has now become the oldest female singer to reach the number one British single, taking the record from Cher, who reached the top with Believe in 1998.
It is the first time Kate has been number one since her debut song, Wuthering Heights, number one in 1978 when she was 19. This means she has also set a record for the longest gap between number one in 44 years.
Running Up That Hill also currently sits in first place in Australia, New Zealand, Sweden and Switzerland, and has reached a new peak in the American charts at number four.
It previously reached number three in the UK at the time of release and again ranked 12th in 2012.
Sharing his excitement in his song to reach a new audience, he said: ‘Yes! What’s so amazing I think is that it’s these new viewers who in most cases, have never heard of me. And I love that!
Congratulations: It’s the first time Kate has been number one since her debut song, Wuthering Heights, number one in 1978 when she was just 19 years old (pictured 1978)
“The thought of all these young people hearing the song for the first time and discovering it, I think is very special.”
About what his song – called Deal With God – is about, he explained: ‘I really like people hearing the song and taking from them what they want. But it was originally written as the idea of a man and a woman exchanging places just to feel like it was from the other side. ‘
It comes at a time when Kate is reported to be banking more than £ 1 million after her 1985 song took first place on the charts.
One source told The Sun: ‘Kate is in the process of saving up to seven times because of her resurrection.
“He owns all the printing and licensing rights, and he wrote – so almost all the money goes to him.
Re-emergence: The song is streaming approximately one million daily on Spotify, earning Kate about £ 250,000 a week (pictured 1979)
‘Given the appeal of the song, Kate will be easily pulling out £ 250,000 a week and, if it continues as it is, she will be laughing all the way to the bank.’
The song is streamed to about one million daily on Spotify, earning Kate about £ 250,000 a week, with the song topping the charts for the second week in a row.
MailOnline has contacted Kate’s representative for comment.
Meanwhile, Kate recently praised the creators of the popular horror drama for ‘bringing that song into the lives of many people’.
The musician said: ‘I believe the Duffer Brothers have touched people’s hearts in a special way at a time when it is very difficult for everyone, especially young people.
‘By highlighting Running Up That Hill in a positive light, like the charm of Max (one of the main female characters), the song has been brought to the emotional field of his story.
‘Fear, conflict and the power of love are close to him and his friends.
‘I congratulate the Duffer Brothers for their courage – taking this new series into a much older and darker place. I want to thank you so much for bringing the song into the lives of so many people.
‘I am overwhelmed by the magnitude of the love and support that the song receives, and it all happens so fast, as if it were driven by some kind of fundamental force.
‘I have to admit that I feel touched by it all. Thank you so much for making the song number 1 in an unexpected way. ‘
Acknowledgments: Meanwhile, Kate recently praised the creators of the popular horror drama for ‘bringing that song into the lives of so many people’.
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