Don’t forget! Wild Man premiere today, 11am UK time, BBC Radio 2! By Seán On 10 October 2011 In Kate Bush news, Radio, Wild Man (single) Listen live at the BBC Radio 2 site here Previous Wild Man single to get first play on BBC Radio 2 on Monday! Next NME review Wild Man: “her strongest single for decades” 35 Comments Add Comment → Andrew McMichael It’s ten past eleven.. Get on with it!! 10 October 2011 Reply MrGneiss I loved it!! 😀 10 October 2011 Reply MirrorGirl Stayed up to hear it. Very unusual! Completely different from anything she’s done before. I can’t wait to hear it again and really listen. So looking forward to the album. Thank you for making it possible to hear the first ever public playing of Wild Man! 10 October 2011 Reply Thierry Pommier Just fantastic ! So beautiful… 10 October 2011 Reply Gio Willis heard it…. it is a very good single. 10 October 2011 Reply Michael A proper, atmospheric song from Kate Bush. Yay! 10 October 2011 Reply another swede She has power in her voice, she should use it, i am not to sure about this…..I mean about a wildman and everything but maybe the album will prove me wrong. 10 October 2011 Reply Radioorange Like what I’ve heard. Needs a proper listen 10 October 2011 Reply Collin Love it! 10 October 2011 Reply BillHartford Simply beautiful:-)) one of her best single and one of her most unusual tune…still didn’t know what it’s about…love ya kate 10 October 2011 Reply fredo here’s the full listen at naivite: http://disconaivete.com/post/11268806108 10 October 2011 Reply Brian Love it. Atmospheric, sad and sexy all at the same time! 10 October 2011 Reply Alan, Dublin Ireland Beautiful song, love it, love the vocals, has a very early KB feel to it, I have a feeling this album is going to be amazing! 10 October 2011 Reply kurt birsch It’s a fantastic song. Andy is brilliant. Production is brilliant. Was expecting something like Lyra perhaps, so Wild Man is a wonderful surprise. And Kate is amazing as ever. Love it! cheers Kurt 10 October 2011 Reply dreamtimetk That’s fantastic to say the least!! Love it!! 🙂 10 October 2011 Reply aegeus ear it here : http://consequenceofsound.net/2011/10/check-out-kate-bush-wild-man/ 10 October 2011 Reply RobB Love the instrumentation on this one. Full of very exotic rhythms. What a shame it won’t be available as a proper single. Here it is officially on YT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3BzjfAjug4 10 October 2011 Reply Neil About 10 listens later I am totally in love with this track. Thank you once again Kate – it’s always lovely to hear your voice. 10 October 2011 Reply Erin I am so happy! The song is absolutely stunning!! 10 October 2011 Reply kaiffari love it. already on itunes in Finland :::) over 7 minutes of pure joy :::))) 10 October 2011 Reply kennym Loved it within the first 2 seconds. Beautiful, organic and exotic. Great vocals and on listening to it a few times more I keep hearing snippets of tracks from all through Kate’s career. This is classic Kate Bush and I’m not sure how I’m going to manage through until the whole album is released. Brilliant! Utterly brilliant. Hmmmmm yes! 10 October 2011 Reply kaiffari …and also just read from YLE todays news in Finland: According to Russian authority the Snowman is real…they have found FOOTPRINTS in a cave from Russia…. Makes me even more happy :::))) 10 October 2011 Reply Harry Horton The Wildman song has a blues like character to it, and Kate Bush’s vocal style is also similar to Leonard Cohen. Interestingly the Eckankar work on the internet: The Far Country Full text, about the teachings of a spiritual journey with an Eck Master Rebezar Tarz takes place in the Himalayas too and is a good book to read along with listening to Wildman. The Himalayas most likely are a way station for the soul to travel into the higher planes of God, so this spiritual backdrop of this mountainous region serves as a background for Kate Bush’s Wildman. In anycase, other internet sites that have the WIldman single and an accompanying article as of Octobe 10, 2011 1:00 p.m. EDT here in the US: “Listen ot the New kate Bush single” Pitchfork “Kate Bush premiers new single ‘wildman’ — listen” Digital Spy. 10 October 2011 Reply Rob Hogendoorn Exquisite. I feel privileged. 10 October 2011 Reply giulio There’s no-one else like Kate Bush. This new gem in music proves, once again, how talented this Artist is. Once again I say THANKYOU Kate 10 October 2011 Reply Pim Derks Can anyone make out the chorus lyrics? 10 October 2011 Reply Rob Hogendoorn Complete lyrics, as per The Forum: They call you an animal The Kanchenjunga Demon Wild man Metoh, Kangmi Lying in my tent I can hear your cry Echoing ’round the mountainside You sound lonely While crossing the Lhakpa La Something jumped down from the rocks In the remote Garo Hills by Dipu Marak We found footprints in the snow The schoolmaster of Darjeeling said We saw you by the Tengboche monastery You were playing in the snow You were banging on the doors You climbed up on the roof Roof of the world You were pulling up the rhododendrons Loping down the mountains They want to know you They will hunt you down Then they will kill you Run away, run away Run away While crossing the Lhakpa La Something jumped down from the rocks In the remote Garo Hills by Dipu Marak We found footprints in the snow We found your footprints in the snow We brushed them all away From the Sherpas of Annapurna To the Rinpoche of Qinghai Shepherds from Mount Kailash to Himachal Pradesh Found footprints in the snow You’re not a langur monkey, Nor a big brown bear You’re the wild man They say they saw you drown In the Rongbuk glacier They want to hunt you down You’re not an animal The lamas say You’re not an animal 10 October 2011 Reply Pharoah Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don’t know what I as expecting but this was not it… once again Kate’s come up trumps with something that will grow and grow… i’ve got to be up for work in under 3 hours but I had to download it at midnight! 11 October 2011 Reply Derk My first thinking was: hope that her singing is not ‘gone that way’on the whole new album. 11 October 2011 Reply Rob Hogendoorn A sing-song way of speaking as the lead vocal, you mean? For the sake of effect? Like Bob Dylan’s dreaded “upsinging”, perhaps? I can’t imagine Kate Bush being satisfied with just that. And to me the bridges and choruses show no detectable problems with her voice. Neil Young sometimes uses the ‘sing-song speaking’ technique too, albeit sparingly. Sophie Zelmani comes to mind as well. I got the impression, though, that her singing voice lacks volume ‘naturally’, as a part of her temperament. 11 October 2011 Reply Derk Well, I think it can be a choice to sing that way and yes, probably it is Kate’s interpretation of some kind of a ‘Neanderthaler’, but for me it’s not very beautiful. And also this first impression reminds me of the singing on DC, especially Flower of the mountain. There are some ‘loopings’ in it wich I found very disapointing. I thought: Maybe she had to take some classical singing lessons. Are you Dutch? 11 October 2011 Reply Rob Hogendoorn Ja, I’m Dutch, from Maasland, near Rotterdam. The Swedes just beat us, 3-2 🙁 Kate did mention earlier that the singing in a lower register opened up whole new dimensions for her. I’d expect some further vocal explorations on “50 Words…” 11 October 2011 Reply Mike Yeah this was also my initial thought: I hope Kate will stun me with her voice. “Wild Man” is a good song but I’m not that deeply impressed yet. 11 October 2011 Reply Barbara I’m a wee bit miffed that it’s not available as a CD single, but I’ll hold on for the album. 11 October 2011 Reply cwg wow, this one was certainly a grower… i’m completely taken and falling deeper with every listen… it’s PERFECT this time of year as the air “crispens” and the leaves fall… i sense him just around that bend… ohhh kate, how you transport me… 13 October 2011 Reply Leave a Reply to dreamtimetk Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.