Wild Man - Single
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THE MASTER OF POP IS BACK!
who else could create such a mesmerizing track about the abominable snowman? nobody! she is a genius! truly incomparable! the most creative artist of our times. mystical and magical kate, welcome back! thanks for sharing your talent again!
Subtle and Sublime
This has to be her best single from an album in years. A brilliant song that keeps growing and it's a beautiful ode to the Abominable snowman. Go figure.
Hypnotic, moving and surreal
Kate's "Wild Man" is a hypnotically chanted travelogue through Northern India and Tibet in search of the Metoh-Kangmi, otherwise known as the yeti or abominable snowman...and if that doesn't sound like a concept firmly planted in Kate Bush territory, I don't know what is.
The synthed recorder is a perfect complement to Kate's breathy, near-whispered verses as she catalogs the locations where the "Kangchenjunga demon" has appeared, and backing her, you'll hear Steve Gadd on drums (he's worked with Kate before on "Director's Cut") and Del Palmer on the Temple Bells (he's worked with Kate since...forever!). Andy Fairweahter-Low provides backing vocals on the chorus, which is where the song turns a bit prog (and also Bowie-esque!).
It may sound like an odd grouping of sounds and styles (and theme!), but in Kate's deft hands, it works really well -- NME calls "WIld Man" her best single in decades.
Born: July 30, 1958 in Bexleyheath, Kent, England
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s