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Arvo Party & Larks cover Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill’

Arvo Party & Larks cover Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill’


Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill’ is one of the most iconic and individual songs ever made in my estimation so committing to a cover of it is a brave choice.

Belfast producer Arvo Party and singer Larks didn’t let that deter them and rather than remake a classic, they ably offered an alternative parallel take on the song. Arvo Party’s production doesn’t lose the song’s fundamental gallop or starry-eyed vibe, it adds some rumbling low-end to proceedings and crystalline synth rises.

Larks meanwhile, has the hardest task of matching Kate Bush and she also rises to the challenge, using the song’s established vocals as a starting point for some small melodic changes that give their version enough of its own style. It ultimately feels like a faithful tribute to the original with a modern twist that shows both artists are capable of getting to higher places.