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Celebrating The Music Of Kate Bush

David Baron and Donna Lewis team up to toast their all time favourite artist Kate Bush

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Running Up That Hill has one of the most meaningful lyrics:  “There’s so much hate for the ones we love”.  It is a stark reality for many who are in troubled relationships.  We just do not understand each other.  The bittersweet plea to God to swap places is perfectly sung by Donna Lewis. The string quintet, modular synthesizers,  and vocals morph between sweet and strident, sonorous and dissonant. There is never a true resolution, only a musical ladder that is climbed without ever reaching the top.  You can see the clouds - but you can not touch them.  The wish can not be granted musically or otherwise.  It is in this yearning that a truth is revealed by Kate Bush - it is up to us to try to understand each other.  

Donna Lewis comments

I’ve been a huge Kate Bush fan for years so when David suggested we record a cover of Running Up That Hill with just strings and vocals I was all in! 

The powerful lyrics always got me thinking: what if we could swap roles with other people? What if we were to walk in someone else’s shoes? If we could, perhaps we would find a lot more compassion for each other. David and I wanted to give Running Up That Hill a uniqueness that the song deserves. Starting out with a stark piano vocal performance, David then wrote a string and synth arrangement around the vocals to create a beautiful balance of simplicity and complexity.

Platinum award-winning songstress Donna Lewis joins forces with producer, arranger, mixer and engineer David Baron on his latest offering and cover of the Kate Bush hit ‘Running Up That Hill’ hitting digital stores near you in August 2019 on Woking, UK, record label Here and Now Recordings. Donna Lewis, mostly known for her global hit ‘I Love You, Always Forever’ ramping up over 60 million You Tube plays, and upwards of 58 million Spotify streams gained extensive MTV plays, reached No 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart and ultimately achieved Platinum status. Her collaboration with progressive house duo Project 46 & DubVision ‘You and I’ on Spinnin’ Records reached Top 5 on the Beatport chart. Lewis also featured in the film ‘Anastasia’ in a duo alongside Richard Marx for ‘At the Beginning’. This reached number two on the US Adult Contemporary chart.  This single follows on from ‘Bad Bad Love’ also with Donna Lewis which in turn comes after ‘People of No Concern’ (feat. Lettie & Madeleine) which saw support from Clash Magazine. The New York-born David Baron has an extensive list of credentials including work alongside The Lumineers, Lenny Kravitz, Peter Murphy (Bauhaus), Simone Felice, Shawn Mendes, Meghan Trainor, Melanie De Biasio, Bat For Lashes, Jade Bird, Vance Joy, Matt Maeson, Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers andMichael Jackson. He has been featured by the likes of Rolling Stone, Billboard, Earmilk, Consequence of Sound, Harper’s Bazaar, The Line of Best Fit, NBC San Diego and CNN Heroes and received radio airplay from BBC 6 Music’s Nemone and BBC Radio 3’s Nick Luscombe. He also mixed and performed on The Lumineers upcoming 2019 album, as well as mix a new song with them for the Game Of Thrones soundtrack.