Kate Bush Is Releasing a Book of Song Lyrics Spanning Her 40-Year Career

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Jasmine Albertson

Kate Bush has announced that she is publishing her very first book, a collection of her song lyrics spanning the past 40 years. Titled How To Be Invisible: Selected Lyrics, the book will be released December 6 by Faber and will include an introduction by the author David Mitchell (Cloud Atlas, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet). Previously, Mitchell penned three spoken-word sections of Bush’s 2014 Before the Dawn performances.

“For millions around the world Kate is way more than another singer-songwriter: she is a creator of musical companions that travel with you through life,” said Mitchell. “One paradox about her is that while her lyrics are avowedly idiosyncratic, those same lyrics evoke emotions and sensations that feel universal.”

Bush’s last musical release was a live recording of the Before the Dawn performances, released in 2016. Watch the video for Bush's 1985 hit song "Running Up That Hill" below.


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