Kate Bush spoke out in support of nurses and reflected on the Queen’s death in her annual Christmas message.
The British singer-songwriter, who shot to fame again this year after her song Running Up That Hill appeared on Netflix’s Stranger Things, shared a message with fans via the Facebook page. her website.
Posting a photo of a robin perched on a tree branch, the 64-year-old admitted she didn’t think “none of us has ever known a year like this”.
The Hounds Of Love singer added: “Life has become incredibly scary during a pandemic, but just when we thought it might be over soon, it seemed to go on.
“It was a bombardment – the terrible war in Ukraine, the famine, the drought, the flood… and we lost our Queen.
“Many of my friends were surprised at the extent of their grief over her death, especially since we are not royalists, but I think her passing has become a focus for grief, for the indescribable loss so many people have felt during this pandemic.”
Bush described 2022 as a “crazy, roller coaster year” after Running Up That Hill took the top spot and became the UK’s biggest summer song nearly 40 years after its release. .
“It is a great feeling to see so many younger generations enjoying the song,” she said.
“It seems like quite a few of them think I’m a new artist! I love it!”
I hope that nurses will be in a position where they are appreciated – they should be cherishedKate Bush
Wondering “where on earth we will all be by the end of next year,” Bush added, “I hope the war will be over.
“I hope that nurses will be in a position where they are appreciated – they should be cherished.
“Let’s all hope that next year will be better than this year.
“I kept thinking about hope and how it was to be the last person to fly out of Pandora’s box.
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“Sometimes it’s all that seems to glow in the dark times we find ourselves in right now.”
Bush shared the message along with an image of a robin that she also used in some of her Christmas gifts to friends this year.
She added: “I feel that this humble little bird, which symbolizes Christmas, can also symbolize hope in the context of Emily Dickinson’s beautiful words: ‘Hope is something that can be. feathers perched in the soul.’”
In September, the Official Charts Company announced Running Up That Hill had become the UK’s biggest song of the summer.
Originally released in 1985 as the lead track from her album Hounds Of Love, the song gained global popularity again after it was featured in the fourth series of Stranger Things.
The song recorded 762,000 chart units during the summer period from the first week of June to the last week of August.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/kate-bush-hails-nurses-and-reflects-on-late-queen-in-christmas-message-42238378.html Kate Bush praises nurses and thinks about late Queen in Christmas message