KYLIE + GARIBAY
KYLIE MINOGUE AND FERNANDO GARIBAY

Kylie Minogue and Fernando Garibay joined forces to create the short film “Sleepwalker” The film was shown throughout Kylie’s Kiss Me Once Tour in the UK and Europe.

Dolce & Gabbana, Meadham Kirchhoff, Christian Louboutin, Jean Paul Gaultier Couture – Kylie Minogue called on an array of her favourite designers to help create the film Sleepwalker. The film, produced by Sloggi, sees the songstress transform into a case of characters, from Miss Havisham to Sleeping Beauty, and features three new songs.

Kylie Minogue‘s Kiss Me Once Tour kicked off in Liverpool on September 24th 2014, and as a celebratory gesture, the singer offered up four somewhat experimental dance-pop tracks as free downloads through SoundCloud. Produced by Fernando Garibay (Lady Gaga), the EP-like release was billed as Kylie + Garibay.

Kylie + Garibay is Minogue’s second collaboration album with Mexican–American record producer Fernando Garibay and started recording in February 2015; their first was to promote the Kiss Me Once Tour, entitled Sleepwalker (2014). 

After finishing the tour and recording the duet with Moroder, Minogue, alongside Garibay, requested Moroder to help produce a track for the EP. Moroder confirmed work of the EP in late January 2015 through an interview with American website Idolator, stating “She is doing another EP with our friend Fernando who did most of Lady Gaga’s Born This Way.” He described the songs as “very sexy and uncommercial”.

Originally set with four tracks, Kylie + Garibay features three tracks all co-written by Minogue.

The first track, “Black and White” featuring Jamaican recording artist Shaggy experimented with UK garage and 90s techno. An accompanying video for the song directed by Katerina Jebb was released in September 2015.

The second track, “If I Can’t Have You”, features Australian recording artist Sam Sparro.

The final track, “Your Body”, features guest production and vocals by Moroder.

Moroder said “she asked me if I could do a little talk in Italian on her music. She wanted it really sexy, like a Latin lover – heavy breathing. I think she was quite happy. She told me: ‘I should have worked with you ten years ago.'” Christina Lee from Idolator, who reviewed the song from a live performance, said the song “is just as the electronic music trailblazer described: sexy, seductive and more ambient…”

KYLIE SAID OF THE EP:

“I’m so happy to finally be able to share these songs with fans. And to have each track featuring such amazing and different artists – Shaggy, Giorgio Moroder and Sam Sparro – is a real thrill. Fernando really lives and breathes for music, and we had a lot of fun plotting to surprise fans with these songs.

Sleepwalker

EP by Kylie Minogue and Fernando Garibay
Released September 24, 2014
Producer Fernando Garibay

Kylie + Garibay

EP by Kylie Minogue and Fernando Garibay
Released September 11, 2015
Recorded February–August, 2015
Label
Parlophone Warner Bros.
Producer
Fernando Garibay Giorgio Moroder