Song written by Kate Bush. Recorded as a demo, presumably in 1973. Also known as ‘Maybe’. The song was never released officially, but part of it was played during a radio interview in 1979 with Kate present.
In 2018, the track was finally released as part of the Remastered box set, on the album The Other Side 2. The song has been interpreted to be a tribute to David Bowie, after he abruptly announced the ‘retirement’ of his alter ego Ziggy Stardust at the Hammersmith Odeon on 3 July 1973.
Kate about ‘Humming’
I was waiting for the flat note in the middle (Personal Call, BBC Radio 1, 1979)
- Humming: Kate Bush’s revolutionary song about David Bowie is finally released. Steve Pafford website, 1 December 2018. Retrieved 31 December 2018.