Friday, November 23, 2007

Kate Bush's sensual world

She's my favorite female singer but, alas, Kate Bush is about as prolific as Harper Lee. So any new material by her is an event unto itself. Released Dec. 8, the song "Lyra" was written for the end-credits of "The Golden Compass." Though the song is neither musically complex nor melodically compelling, Kate makes it sound as intimate as a confession in an empty cathedral. Lovely. You can hear its radio debut on BBC Radio 6 by going here, and ffwd-ing to 44 minutes and 22 seconds in to the show.

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