Kate Bush’s career followed a different path than other pop artists from the start. Born in South London, her first album, “The Kick Inside,” released while Bush was still a teenager, was a success in the U.K (via BBC). Her second album, “Lionheart,” came out that same year and also featured several hits for the artist. By the mid-1980s, she’d released five albums, including “Hounds of Love,” some seven years after she’d quit performing live. An example of Bush’s insistence on doing things her own way, “Hounds of Love” features a lengthy and experimental concept piece of music called “The Ninth Wave.”

After that point — and although she would continue to write, record, and release music — Bush’s output slowed down, and none of her subsequent studio work had any tour support. That is, not until 2014 when her return to live performance was announced in a multi-date London residency, according to NME. As Bush explained, her long gap between concert performances was never planned, and that break had more to do with her enduring interest in other artistic mediums than with music itself.