There's now an emo version of Running Up That Hill, because of course there is

Emo Kate
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Really, it was only a matter of time. As surely as night follows day (and vice versa), The Internet was always going to serve up a newly-minted emo version of Kate Bush's Stranger Things-boosted mega-hit Running Up That Hill, because That Is How Life Works Now.

And... BEHOLD! It is among us. 

This gift comes courtesy of the lads - well, one of the lads, at least - from Loveless, posting on TikTok @thisisloveless.

We'd go into detail about exactly how this re-imagining sounds, but if you've heard a) Running Up That Hill and b) any emo/screamo song ever recorded in the past 20 years then you will know exactly how this sounds.

But don't let that stop you checking out the post below:


♬ running up that hill - Loveless

And if you're wondering who Loveless are, here's the skinny, in their own words:

'Hailing from Los Angeles, Loveless is an alternative rock/emo pop band originally formed by Julian Comeau and Dylan Tirapelli-Jamail in the fall of 2019. Seamlessly blending the sounds of the aughts with a fresh and modern twist, Loveless combines elements of pop, rock, and emo for a sound entirely their own.'

So now you know.

The famously private Kate Bush might post a statement giving her opinion on this, but tbh, don't hold your breath.

Paul Brannigan
Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Born in the North of Ireland, Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.