Many artists have tried to cowl Kate Bush’s “Wuthering Heights,” however the it’s such a uniquely iconic tune with an equally distinctive construction that makes an attempt, whereas valiant, have largely failed from being too over-the-top, too formidable, or simply plain horrible.
Probably flirting with catastrophe, Matthew Candy took up that problem and fortunately walked away with a prize. As a substitute of deconstructing it or turning it right into a dramatic retelling, he tackled it somewhat faithfully, preserving the piano, bass and guitar somewhat note-for-note, however pushing the drums a bit farther up within the combine.
Candy may by no means obtain the identical heights that her preternatural vocals soared to, so he dropped it comfortably one octave decrease and saved the intonations just about equivalent. His cowl merges her excessive idea artwork rock along with his down-to-earth aww-shucks model of powerpop, and it really works (although it is best to let your foot off the gasoline pedal a wee bit on the finish there, fella).
A forgotten demo that lay dormant for who-knows-how-long, the impulse to mud off his demo of “Wuthering Heights” was most probably spurred by her most up-to-date surge of consideration. “As the most recent season of Stranger Issues (Netflix) got here and went this 12 months, it was onerous to not discover the resurgence of Kate Bush’s tune ‘Working Up That Hill‘ on this COVID recovering world of 2022,” Candy says. “I do love that tune, however this bought me interested by a piano and vocal demo I as soon as made from ‘Wuthering Heights’… My spouse lately urged me to dig up that demo of mine, and though I couldn’t discover a multitrack of it, I did find a tough of the tune I had bounced down a few years in the past. And so it’s I got here to overdub some guitars and different devices and produce this single monitor for launch in tribute to Kate.”
Take heed to Matthew Candy’s devoted cowl of Kate Bush’s “Wuthering Heights” right here!