Like many twentysomethings in the 1980s, British musician Kate Bush was bold. But unlike the rebellious kids soaking up the zeitgeist by proxy through parties, concerts and radio waves, Bush spent her post-teen years making a creative mark on the independent music scene. Catching early attention for her eclectic musical style and high-pitched soprano, the singer signed with EMI Records in 1976, releasing her first album, The Kick Inside, when she was just 19. Despite her age, Bush insisted on having strong creative control in all decisions affecting her music—a demand that continued as she catapulted to superstardom in the early ’80s. This story is from Kinfolk Issue Twenty-Two Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 19 Going Incognito We all secretly wonder what mischief we’d make if invisible: When our identity is hidden, everything seems possible. Arts & Culture Issue 19 The Best Policy Sometimes we talk to each other without feeling heard. Honesty—a most intimate interaction—can be just as thrilling as its more devious inverse. Arts & Culture Issue 19 A Sense of Suspense With unhinged imaginations and mountains of cliff-hangers, the filmmakers behind the sci-fi podcast Limetown have all the makings of a scary story. Arts & Culture Issue 19 Like Clockwork In this new column about time, we learn how slipping off our watches makes us feel like deadline-damning renegades. Food Issue 19 My Kitchen Table: Dominique Crenn French-born chef Dominique Crenn knows how to keep a level head and relishes the nights when she gets to cook to her own soundtrack. Food Issue 19 Recipe: Chamomile Cookies When your day is filled with too much excitement, taking time to sit quietly with these calming morsels and a cup of tea could be just the antidote.