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Kate Bush has praised Stranger Things creators the Duffer Brothers for helping to bring her music to a new generation of young people.
'Running Up That Hill', one of Bush's most popular songs, has enjoyed a huge resurgence over the last few months due to its presence in a key scene in Stranger Things season four.
Its popularity has skyrocketed to the point where it reached number one in the United Kingdom and Australia for the first time, as well as the top five in the United States.
She is the oldest female solo artist to reach number one in the UK.
Bush, writing on her official website, has praised not only the use of the song, but how it was used in the show.
"The Duffer Brothers have created four extraordinary series of Stranger Things in which the child actors have grown into young adults. In this latest series the characters are facing many of the same challenges that exist in reality right now. I believe the Duffer Brothers have touched people’s hearts in a special way, at a time that's incredibly difficult for everyone, especially younger people.
"By featuring Running Up That Hill in such a positive light - as a talisman for Max (one of the main female characters) - the song has been brought into the emotional arena of her story. Fear, conflict and the power of love are all around her and her friends.
"I salute the Duffer Brothers for their courage - taking this new series into a much more adult and darker place. I want to thank them so much for bringing the song into so many people’s lives.
"I’m overwhelmed by the scale of affection and support the song is receiving and it’s all happening really fast, as if it’s being driven along by a kind of elemental force.
"I have to admit I feel really moved by it all. Thank you so very much for making the song a No 1 in such an unexpected way."
Max's saviour in Stranger Things
In season four of Stranger Things, the characters in Hawkins are terrorised by a new threat known as Vecna, who preys on people currently experiencing hardship in their lives.
Max, still feeling the guilt of her brother's death, finds herself in Vecna's clutches.
However, friend Dustin is able to determine that Max can be brought back if she can be tethered to the real world via her favourite song.
In this case, it was 'Running Up That Hill'.
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