Following on from the success of ‘Bad Bad Love’ – incredible review by The Lumineers on Facebook and Instagram, feature in Clash Magazine, opening track of Chicane’s Sunset radio show to 6 million listeners worldwide, feature in TMRW and Made In Shoreditch magazines. David Baron and Donna Lewis up their game with a unique take on Kate Bush’s mega hit ‘Running Up That Hill’
Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)
“Running Up That Hill has one of the most meaningful lyrics: “There’s so much hate for the ones we love”. It is a stark reality for many who are in troubled relationships. We just do not understand each other. The bittersweet plea to God to swap places is perfectly sung by Donna Lewis. The string quintet, modular synthesizers and vocals morph between sweet and strident, sonorous and dissonant. There is never a true resolution, only a musical ladder that is climbed without ever reaching the top. You can see the clouds – but
you can not touch them. The wish can not be granted musically or otherwise. It is in this yearning that a truth is revealed by Kate Bush – it is up to us to try to understand each other.”
“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.”
David Baron mixed The Lumineers amazing new song for the Game Of Thrones season 8 soundtrack.
Producer, arranger, mixer, engineer, David Baron works with The Lumineers, Shawn Mendes, Meghan Trainor, Lenny Kravitz, Peter Murphy, Simone Felice, Melanie De Biasio, Bat For Lashes, Jade Bird, Vance Joy, Matt Maeson, Lettie, Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers
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A celebrated chanteuse and songwriter with a signature breathy, voice, Donna Lewis soared to fame in 1996 with the dance-pop classic “I Love You Always Forever.” People around the globe still have boundless affection for the smash-hit song, but the Welsh native is an artist of many dimensions, equally at home with catchy pop tunes as she is with jazz, acoustic, electronica, and beyond.
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