Deeper Understanding

Deeper Understanding (UK) front


Country: UK
Label/Number: Fish People
Release date: April 5, 2011
Chronology: Kate's 33rd UK single; the 1st (and only) from Director's Cut
Highest chart position: 87
Cover photo by John Carder Bush.  (Film strip based on an original work by Bart Everson.)
Deeper Understanding Lyrics
What it's about: Loneliness, isolation and betrayal -- and how computers have become surrogates for real-life relationships.
Running time: 3:25 and 6:32 (see below)
Kate's first single in nearly 5-1/2 years, Deeper Understanding is an extended reworking of the (same-named) sixth track on 1989's Sensual World LP. It is 1:46 longer than the original.
Deeper Understanding entered the UK chart in its second week of release at #87, on April 16, 2011.  It held on for only one week...
It's a digital only release, so it has no picture cover.  The image shown above is from the EU promo CD single.
First samples of the release showed up on Amazon on March 27th -- :30 seconds of (son Bertie's) auto-tuned vocals from the chorus that had fans buzzing about how horrible it was.  It was quickly pulled.
Three days later, a :47 second clip showed up on YouTube.  It was lifted from the bridge at approximately 3:23 into the song (immediately following the Trio Bulgarka fadeout on the radio edit version).  It featured Kate singing "I need deeper understanding.  Gimme deeper understanding" -- and was a HUGE departure from the first "leaked" sample, so fans were generally thrilled.
UK (and internet) fans got the first listen of the 3:25 radio edit version of the song on the Ken Bruce radio show on BBC 2, at 11:10AM (UK time) on April 4th -- one day earlier than the worldwide digital release.  (Five+ years earlier, Ken Bruce treated the world to the first spin of King Of The Mountain on the same show.)
The full 6:32 version appeared on Kate's You Tube channel a few minutes later.  The general consensus:  Kate was back!

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