Caroline Polachek took to social media today to clear the air about something that was pissing her off: the constant comparisons to Kate Bush. Her post came on the heels of a new article in The Guardian that called the alt-pop star as “Gen Z’s Kate Bush.”
“The American avant-pop star started out as an indie darling who went on to write songs for Beyoncé. Now, she’s back with an album that could make her Gen Z’s Kate Bush,” the article read.
“while I realize it’s a huge compliment, i’m endlessly f*cking annoyed by being told i’m “this generation’s Kate Bush.” SHE is our generation’s Kate Bush, she is an active artist who’s topping the charts, and is irreplaceable. I, meanwhile, am this generation’s Caroline Polachek,” Polachek shared.
while I realize it’s a huge compliment, i’m endlessly fucking annoyed by being told i’m “this generation’s Kate Bush”. SHE is our generation’s Kate Bush, she is an active artist who’s topping the charts, and is irreplaceable. I, meanwhile, am this generation’s Caroline Polachek.
— Caroline Polachek (@carolineplz) January 13, 2023
And people had some thoughts on it all. One fan in the replies pointed out that they had called Polachek that back in December, now adding “mb” (my bad) with a skull emoji.
the Kate Bush of our generation pic.twitter.com/4cDJdmmtM2
— Eden (@melodramapop) December 15, 2022
Meanwhile, others who stumbled upon Polachek’s post had some jokes about comparisons and ones that are more similar to Kate Bush.
“well you’re kinda right because ethel cain is the kate bush of our generation mwah,” one wrote.
But when the comparison battles commence just know we still ride for you in this fight !” another added.
Continue scrolling for some additional reactions to Caroline Polachek’s post about not wanting to be compared to Kate Bush.
not to be a hater but i’ve never seen anyone say this
— ࿇ 𝕣𝕖𝕚 ࿇ (@reinajorrine) January 13, 2023
this is your "actually my name's MARINA" moment
— Elie (@HotGirlEnginEar) January 13, 2023
I'm next generations Caroline polachek
— ben flores podcast in bio (@limitlessjest) January 14, 2023
who had the audacity to call you that? pic.twitter.com/OllHjSn2T7
— omar (@tapevideo) January 13, 2023
"you're this generations…" is such a weird compliment. like an artist can be good in their own right with out having to be compared.
— Robin 🖤 (@RealHumanNotBug) January 13, 2023