And Dream of Sheep single release, plus 6 Music broadcast
'And Dream of Sheep' will be released as a single on 18th November and will be available to download from 11:30 (GMT) on Friday morning. The character in the song is lost at sea and Kate performed the lead vocal live whilst filming in a water tank at Pinewood Studios. The song will be sent automatically to anyone who has pre-ordered Before the Dawn from iTunes, which is released on 25th November.
In additon to the single release, BBC Radio 6 Music recently announced a world exclusive hour-long interview with Kate talking to Matt Everitt. Kate and Matt discuss the pressures of creating such an ambitious project as her live shows, the inspiration behind some of her work, her relationship with Prince and life away from the spotlight. This is Kate’s first broadcast interview since 2011. The programme 'Kate Bush on 6 Music' will be broadcast from 1-2pm on Sunday 20th November. A clip has already been released in which Kate talks about her 2014 live shows, song-writing and future plans.
Matt said, “Kate Bush is without doubt one of the most original and gifted musicians and producers of all time. Having loved her music my whole life and been lucky enough to witness her live comeback, it was incredible to have an opportunity to find out her reasons behind performing again, how she brought a hugely demanding and ambitious conceptual vision to the stage, and of course, just to meet the person behind so many wonderful songs.”
Following the interview, Tom Robinson's 'Now Playing' show on 6 Music has another exclusive broadcast. During the first half of the show Tom will play Kate Bush inspired music requests sent in by the listeners. The second half is a world exclusive first play of CD2 from Before the Dawn, which features the second half of her Hounds of Love album, the suite of songs entitled 'The Ninth Wave'. The programme will be broadcast from 6-8pm on Sunday 20th November.
Before the Dawn was recorded live during Kate’s run of 22 sold out shows in 2014 at London's Hammersmith Apollo. It was Kate's first live performance since her 1979 'Tour of Life' which culminated at the same venue, then called Hammersmith Odeon.