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  • RAYE Covers Kate Bush's “Running Up That Hill” on BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge

  • British singer-songwriter RAYE appeared on BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge to perform Kate Bush's “Running Up That Hill” and her latest song “Black Mascara”.
    “Running Up That Hill” was released by British singer-songwriter Kate Bush from her fifth studio album “Hounds of Love” in 1985.
    At that time, the song reached No. 3 on the UK singles chart. But in 2022, the song received renewed attention when it was featured in the fourth season of the Netflix series “Stranger Things”, and reached No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart and No. 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
    “Black Mascara” is RAYE's latest song, which was released last month.
    The song will appear on her upcoming debut album.
    RAYE said of the song, “This song is about another story that has contributed to my 'blues'. I used the juxtaposition of an upbeat dance track to tell this awful story of being misled by someone I really loved and trusted. While it was a dark low moment, it was also cathartic for me. The lyric 'once you see my black mascara run from me to my mother's hands' is me saying, 'if only you could actually see the damage that's been done.'”
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    She continued, “But I don't want the story to end there, it's meant to be empowering, to lend a voice to women like me who may have experienced their own blues in this 21st century. That's what my album is about really– tackling all of those blues that we experience as a generation. Ironically, this is the only upbeat dance track on the album, but I used my voice this time to tell a raw unfiltered story.”
  • source : BBC Radio 1
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