Kate Bush set to release new music in 2011
Singer 'likely' to issue follow-up to 2005's Aerial later this year, claims spokesperson
After more than five years since her last album, Kate Bush will "likely" release new music in 2011. Following a rumour last week that the singer is finishing the follow-up to 2005's Aerial, her spokesperson confirmed a release – but not necessarily an album – is expected later this year.
Thirteen exclamation points opened the post by London blog Wotyougot, declaring that Bush "will be releasing a new album in 2011" through label EMI. Although bloggers declined to reveal who told them this, they said this week that it came from "phone conversation(s) [with] reliable source(s)". Wotyougot apparently see themselves as the Wikileaks of pop.
Still, blog rumours are just that – until a spokesperson returns your calls. NME received corroboration yesterday that "a release from [Bush] is likely for 2011", though "nothing is confirmed yet". Bush's rep also advised that it may not be a full-length release.
In 1978, Bush released her first two albums within nine months. Since then, her pace has gradually decelerated – over the last 20 years, the singer has made just two albums. Now 52, her last release was Lyra, a single recorded in 2007 for the soundtrack to The Golden Compass.http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/jan/18/kate-bush-new-music-2011