Conservative leader praised as “very sensible” by music icon.
Kate Bush has come out in support of Theresa May in an interview with Canadian publication Maclean’s, describing the UK prime minister as “wonderful” and “the best thing that’s happened to us in a long time.”
The British-born artist – who in 1978 became the first woman to achieve a self-penned UK number one with ‘Wuthering Heights’ – was talking to Maclean’s about the fear of women in power following Hillary Clinton’s recent defeat in the US election.
“We have a female prime minister here in the UK. I actually really like her and think she’s wonderful. I think it’s the best thing that’s happened to us in a long time,” Bush said of the Conservative leader. “She’s a very intelligent woman but I don’t see much to fear. I will say it is great to have a woman in charge of the country. She’s very sensible and I think that’s a good thing at this point in time.”
In the same interview, Bush also shot down the possibility of a movie about her life. “I don’t think it’s a very nice idea at all. I don’t think my life is that interesting. I’m quite a private person and I like my work to do the talking,” she explained, before adding that if she ever were in a position to choose the starring role, she would opt for Johnny Depp. Hmm.
Bush’s 1980 album Never For Ever made her the first British solo female artist to top the UK album charts and now her new album Before The Dawn – a triple-LP of live recordings from her 2014 Hammersmith Apollo concerts – looks set for similar chart-topping status, currently riding high at number one in the UK mid-week chart.
Listen to Kate Bush’s first interview in five years and then revisit ‘Hounds of Love’ – a song about maintaining hope against great adversity.