Kylie Minogue kicks off the Golden era on Friday (January 19) with a new single called “Dancing.” As usual, the song leaked well in advance (some things never change) and it’s a cute country-pop hybrid with an instantly hummable chorus. In a behind-the-scenes video, the flawless 49-year-old acknowledges that this is a change of pace for her. “I promised my fans that I would be putting my heart and soul into this record and I stayed true to my word,” she begins. “I was able to do that, which was challenging and fun and rewarding.”
“It’s ended up with a different direction for sure, but essentially I’d still say it’s very much a Kylie record.” The Kylie element she’s referring to is the campy subject matter (“when I go out, I wanna go out dancing!”) and general exuberance. The Aussie pop legend previously referred to her new era as “Dolly Parton standing on a dancefloor” and that sounds about right. I’m not sure how it will go down with her banger-loving fan base, but who really cares at this point? She recently notched her 50th top 40 hit in the UK, so anything else is gravy.
Watch Kylie’s announcement below.
Written by Mike Wass (Idolator.com)