“Kate Bush is a genius and I’ve adored this song for so long. It is exhilarating, beautiful and twisted. While this is a complicated tale of eternal love, the thought of haunting a bastard ex lover from beyond the grave appeals to me… and why the hell not?!! I’m sure that’s what I’ll be doing!” Robyn Loau
Lifting the single from her new album Only Human, Robyn has teamed up with dance music pioneers S:amplify aka Josh Abrahams and Davide Carbone to create a 21st century soundscape behind ethereal vocals. The alternative version of the song on the single features a sparse, haunting soundtrack produced by acclaimed musician and composer Stu Hunter (who has worked with the likes of Portishead and Silverchair). An a capella version is also included to encourage potential remixers of the classic track to flex their talents.
The visuals for this project have been the result of Robyn’s collaboration with international fashion and celebrity photographer Peter Brew Bevan and Belgian graphic design house Bumbledum. Peter’s concept for the cover image featuring Robyn and her ghost portrays the two different versions of the song. While discussing the details of the photoshoot on his blog Peter Brew Bevan writes- ‘The process with Robyn was so rewarding. To be back working on such a special project for her was so much fun!’
Written by a teenage Kate Bush and originally released in 1978, Wuthering Heights reached number one in the UK, French and Australian charts. The song is based on the Emily Bronte novel published in 1847. The tortured love story of Heathcliffe and Catherine has captured a new generation of fans recently due to the success of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga (which references the book) and the new Andrea Arnold directed Wuthering Heights movie featuring Kaya Scodelario from UK TV series Skins.
Robyn’s new alternative pop album Only Human is available now on iTunes, GoSet Music and other online music stores, and selected retailers through MGM. For more information contact Doug Nixon email@example.com
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