today my roommate was listening to my favorite kate bush song

Today my roommate Jen put on Kate Bush’s “Wuthering Heights”and suddenly I’m reminded of the quivering vocals of Wild Beasts’ dapper front-man Hayden Thorpe, Bryan Ferry circa Roxy Music, and Antony of Antony & the Johnsons. I love their theatrical singing and the evocation of Baroque oratorios (see the last video of Joan Sutherland singing a Händel piece). Though I can’t confirm that they were really digging deep into Elizabethen music for inspiration, I see similarities. Don’t you?

and of course, Ms. Bush.

and finally…


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