Producer and engineer David Baron has teamed up once again with Welsh legend Donna Lewis to do a cover of Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)’. Baron’s talented twist of synth of the track paired with Lewis’ elegant voice allows the cover to stand as a loyal tribute to the original song.
After winning platinum status for her single, ‘‘I Love You, Always Forever’ Lewis went on to release her second album, which also hit Billboard charts hard. She eventually went on to perform a duet with Richard Marx in Anastasia for ‘At the Beginning’. This reached the US Adult Contemporary chart. Since this success, Lewis has made it her mission to bring a voice to those who have none with her music.
The song is the second of two sentimental tracks Baron and Lewis have recently released together, the first being, ‘Bad Bad Love’. You can read our previous article on it here. With this track record, we anticipate seeing them working together again soon, focussing on another message that is close to their hearts.
Donna Lewis tells us, “I’ve been a huge Kate Bush fan for years so when David suggested we record a cover of Running Up That Hill with just strings and vocals I was all in! The powerful lyrics always got me thinking: what if we could swap roles with other people? What if we were to walk in someone else’s shoes? If we could, perhaps we would find a lot more compassion for each other. David and I wanted to give Running Up That Hill a uniqueness that the song deserves. Starting out with a stark piano vocal performance, David then wrote a string and synth arrangement around the vocals to create a beautiful balance of simplicity and complexity.”
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