The legendary singer Kate Bush will release her brand new studio album 50 Words For Snow via Anti-Records on November 21st. You can preview the record beginning today, November 14 when it streams in its entirety care of NPR’s First Listen series.
To hear the new record at NPR, follow this link.
50 Words For Snow features 7 new tracks set against a background of falling snow, with a total running time of 65 minutes; through a highly evocative musical and lyrical landscape this haunting album once again pushes the boundaries. This is Kate’s second album release of 2011, following Director’s Cut which was released in May to massive critical acclaim.
The new album features a small number of special guest musicians including Elton John. Kate Bush is an original and iconic musical figure who has influenced a range of artists from newcomers like Florence and the Machine and Feist to established artists like Tori Amos, Bjork and Sex Pistol/PIL legend John Lydon, who proclaimed; “Kate Bush supplies me with all the clues and it’s up to me to put the answers together, and that surely is what we are all looking for”.
If you missed it, Bush released a re-worked collection of songs from her previous albums The Sensual World and The Red Shoes, titled Director’s Cut earlier in 2011. Watch the video for lead single "Deeper Understanding" below: