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Kate Bush hints at new music

AAP logoAAP 10/11/2016

Kate Bush admits she was "terrified" about returning to the stage for her first live shows since 1979 and says she hopes to write new music soon.

The 58-year-old British singer returned to the stage in 2014 after more than three decades, thrilling fans and critics alike.

In an interview with BBC Radio 6, Bush said of the live shows: "It was it was a fun idea to toy with. But actually pushing the button to go was something that I had to really, seriously build up to.

"I was terrified. The idea of putting the show together was something that I found really interesting and really exciting to be able to put a visual theatrical piece together, but to actually step into it was something that I had to really work hard on because I was terrified of doing live work as a performer again."

She told 6 Music: "I was really nervous every night as a performer, but had complete faith in everybody on the stage, everybody in the team, all the sound guys."

Bush said of her fears: "I think maybe it's that kind of primeval thing where you're trying to think, 'can I get to that tree before the tiger gets me, will I be able to get up high enough?'.

"So my head is always moving ahead, just trying to get to the conclusion of whatever this journey is. And once we started running the show I had to be absolutely in that moment."

Bush said she has not made up her mind about more live shows.

"It was really magical. But I don't know. I don't know what I'm going to do next ... I want to just do something new," she said.

She said she had not written a song "for ages" because she has been busy with her live album, Before The Dawn, recorded during her sell-out run at the Hammersmith Apollo, and set for release later this month.

But she suggested that despite the break in writing, there would, one day, be another new album.

Asked "this is not a full stop or anything, is it?", Bush replied: "Oh no, I don't think so. I think it's just a rather big comma."

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