Kylie Minogue is officially back and it’s a fresh nu direction for the princess of pop!
It’s a new direction for Kylie Minogue that channels a raw and intimate energy whilst maintaining those flawless pop sensibilities and songwriting prowess.
Overnight she’s unleashed some smooth new visuals that somehow re-imagines Ms Minogue in collaboration with Dolly Parton on the set of “The Day of the Dead” – with a depiction of a 1970’s Nashville motel room thrown into the mix. The video, directed by Sophie Muller, was shot over two days at London’s Bush Hall, where all of the above was somehow brought to life – including a dance with death.
Based on an interpretation of line-dancing actually presented a surprising challenge to the dance lord as it was all new territory.
“I always thought I could learn routines quickly but this was different. However, by the time I had to dance with the Grim Reaper at the end I had mastered it. And if that’s not a funny allegory for life I don’t know what is!”.
The single sets the mood for the new album, which was predominantly recorded in Nashville – a completely foreign city for Kylie, but one she fell in love with immediately. And the result is worldly mixture of pop gold. The single itself presents the view that life isn’t always a bed of roses so we should enjoy the sparkling moments when we have them. As Kylie herself says;
“Life’s all just moments which all join up – some of them are great, and some of them are less than sparkling – but ultimately I wanted this video to reflect the celebratory nature of the song”.
Kylie describes the 12-tracker as her most personal project to date – co-writing every song on Golden. From sessions in Nashville working alongside two keys writers, one was British-born songwriter Steve McEwan (whose credits include huge country hits for Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney and Carrie Underwood), and the other was Amy Wadge, another Brit (best known for her mega-selling work with Ed Sheeran), to creating Golden with African-German producer Sky Adams and a list of contributors including Jesse Frasure, Eg White, Jon Green, Biff Stannard, Samuel Dixon, Danny Shah and Lindsay Rimes, and there’s a duet with English singer Jack Savoretti – it’s taken a grand time to make what is going to be a grand album.
You can pre-order Golden now, which will be officially released on Friday, 6 April worldwide via BMG and Mushroom Group label Liberator Music in Australia and New Zealand.