Our version of "Running Up That Hill" by Kate Bush is out now as part of the Rewind 2 project from BuffetLibre DJs.
Marc from BuffetLibre approached me a few months ago via MySpace, asking if we wanted to contribute a song to this - the second incarnation of their cover song project. It was right at the time I was putting together the live set for the Revolutions album launch party - and I was considering what cover song we could include that Sara could sing. And as I had been listening to a lot of Kate Bush at the time, the choice was clear.
"Running Up That Hill" is one of the most covered songs on the planet (apparently!) - most notoriously via Placebo. But I thought we could put our own mark on the track - with a very sympathetic nod to Kate Bush, of course.
We also wanted to call it "Deal With God", which was the original title for the track (EMI were afraid the title would equal less airplay, especially in the US). The thought that a label should restrict an artist in this way is, of course, completely against what we believe in. Alas the BuffetLibre boys have left it as "Running Up That Hill" on their site - I can only presume this is in case people were unfamiliar with the original title.
There are plans in the works to make a video for the track ... more on that later!
Thanks to Marc for the great opportunity and nudge to create the track. And to Popjustice for making it today's SONG OF THE DAY.
Download it - along with the rest of the collection - for FREE at BuffetLibreDJs.net