Andy Samberg wrote Kate Bush a heartfelt letter begging to use one of her classics in his new film Palm Springs
Andy Samberg is such a big Kate Bush fan that he wrote her a heartfelt letter begging her to let them use one of her classic songs in his Hulu film Palm Springs.
The Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor both starred in and produced the new film, and had a hand in selecting the music for its soundtrack.
Andy Samberg said ‘Cloudbusting’ by Kate Bush is ‘one of the best songs ever made’.
“When we were making this movie we definitely wanted there to be a specific musical vibe to the soundtrack,” Samberg said.
“We agreed that we wanted it to be something that was catchy and hooky but not necessarily modern stuff we loved… not stuff from the present day.
I wrote a letter to Kate Bush. I don’t know if she read it. If she did and this gets back to her somehow: ‘Thank you, Kate, so much. You’re a genius!’
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“And also songs that are classics, but not necessarily the ones you’ve heard too many times already.”
Samberg gushed about “Cloudbusting”, from Bush’s acclaimed 1985 album Hounds of Love, and said it was “one of the best songs ever made”.
The actor wrote a letter to the English singer-songwriter begging for permission to use the classic song.
“I love Kate Bush… I had this vision of this moment and this song and it sort of all coming together and it just made me feel very emotional and happy and made my brain tingle.”
Samberg was determined that the song would make it into the film – so he delivered a personal plea to Bush after it had already been written into the script.
“I wrote a letter to Kate Bush. I don’t know if she read it. If she did and this gets back to her somehow: ‘Thank you, Kate, so much. You’re a genius!’
“If she never read it, all the same, I’m just so thrilled and happy that we got to put it in the movie.
“It elevates the moment so much. The moment in the movie was really designed for the song.”