Kate Bush has made an official statement condemning a comment from a 2016 interview she made that has been taken out of context to align her with the right-wing Tory government.
Kate says on her website that she wishes to make it clear that she has no support for Theresa May’s conservative politics at all. “With no response from me to the latest resurfacing of this article, it could make it seem like I am a Tory supporter which I want to make clear I am not,” she wrote.
Kate said the old quote from Canadian magazine Macleans has just surfaced now. “I was very disappointed that the use of a quote out of context was timed with the release of the live album and it seemed as if the focus went onto the quote rather than the work. It was deeply frustrating,” she said.
She says she has tried to stay away from political statements. “Over the years, I have avoided making political comments in interviews. My response to the interviewer was not meant to be political but rather was in the defence of women in power. I felt he was putting a really negative slant on powerful women, referring to a witch hunt involving Hillary Clinton. In response I said that we had a woman in charge of our country, and that I felt it was a good thing to have women in power. I should have been clearer when I then said it was the best thing that had happened to us for a long time – because I greatly disliked the behaviour of the previous PM, who at that point I felt had abandoned us and everybody felt angry and let down”.
David Cameron was the previous PM she is referring to. He called the referendum which led to Brexit and Britain’s current shitstorm.
Kate performed her first shows in 35 years in London in 2014. They were in London only. The live recordings of the show led to the rare promotional interview that was awarded to the Canadian rag. Prior to that she was a recluse. This is probably going to silence her for another 35 years.