KYLIE’S BACK WITH A NEW ALBUM!
Out this Friday, 6 April 2018, Kylie’s highly-anticipated new album 'Golden' is probably her most personal album to date. A hybrid of her classic pop-dance sound that we all know and love, with a little country Tennessee twang. The influence of her trip to Nashville; the home of Country music is clear but this is undoubtedly and undeniably a Kylie record and we are too excited to get our mitts on it!
'Golden' is Kylie’s first studio album in four years and her FOURTEENTH studio album across her record breaking career, yet we swear she doesn’t age.
The album was mainly recorded in Nashville, which was a first for Kylie, and if any of you have ever visited Nashville yourself you’ll know that the city and music gets under your skin and into your veins so it’s no surprise that it informed the sound – albeit in Kylie’s superlative pop style. Finishing the production back in London she even said herself “We definitely brought a bit of Nashville back with us”
With every song on 'Golden' co-written by Minogue it’s a small glimpse into her personal journey. And with a high profile split from her fiancé in early 2017 she certainly had experience to draw from, stating in interviews that getting back in the studio was, in many ways, a great escape. “I was quite fragile when I started work on it but being able to express myself in the studio made quick work of regaining my sense of self — writing about various aspects of my life, the highs and lows, with a real sense of knowing and of truth.”
Her trip to Nashville involved working alongside two key writers, British-born songwriter Steve McEwan (whose credits include huge Country hits for Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney and Carrie Underwood), and the other Amy Wadge, another Brit (best known for her mega-selling work with Ed Sheeran).
Time and time again she proves that she’s pop royalty with a list of contributors lining up to work with her including a great duet with Jack Savoretti which features on the album. The album opens with lead single ‘Dancing’, which sets the tone for what is to come on the album a joyous, pop tune that you can’t help but move your feet to simply about making the most of every day.
'Stop Me From Falling' is the second single from her new album, filmed at Paris venue Café de la Danse, as part of a run of special sold-out performances around Europe – don’t you just wish you’d been there?!
The playful guitar riffs which follow through the album and Kylie’s more mature vocals seem a world away from 'I should be so lucky' released 30 years ago, but still distinctly Kylie. She said “My delivery is quite different on this album. A lot of things are 'sung' less. The first time I did that was with Where The Wild Roses Grow. On the day I met Nick Cave, when I recorded my vocals, he said 'Just sing it less. Talk it through, tell the story.' This album wasn't quite to that extreme, but a lot of the songs were done in fewer takes, to just capture the moment and keep imperfections that add to the song.” A bold move when you consider how over-processed some music can be nowadays.
With 'Golden' a nod to her turning 50 this year, 'Sincerely Yours' a love letter to her loyal fans and 'Raining Glitter' a disco-esque banger which somehow fits seamlessly into her pop-country record, so many songs from the new album are already sounding like classics. We can’t wait see how she incorporates the songs from the new album into her epic live show along with her huge back catalogue of hits!
Full tracklist for 'Golden':
- Stop Me From Falling
- A Lifetime To Repair
- Sincerely Yours
- One Last Kiss
- Live A Little
- Shelby '68
- Radio On
- Raining Glitter
- Music's Too Sad Without You (with Jack Savoretti)