SLOW

Slow” is a song recorded by Australian singer Kylie Minogue for her ninth studio album Body Language (2003). It was released as the lead single from the album by Parlophone on 3 November 2003. The song was written by Minogue, Dan Carey, Emilíana Torrini, and produced by Carey, Torrini, and Sunnyroads. “Slow” is a synthpop song in which Minogue invites a man to “slow down” and dance with her.

Upon its release, “Slow” was acclaimed by music critics, many of whom praised Minogue’s sensual and seductive vocals. At the 47th Grammy Awards ceremony, the song received a nomination in the category of “Best Dance Recording”. Commercially, the song was a success and peaked at number one on the charts of countries like Australia, Denmark, Spain and the United Kingdom. The song also reached number one on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs in the United States. In Australia, the song was certified platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) for sales of 70,000 units.

An accompanying music video for the song was shot in Barcelona, Spain, and features Minogue singing the song while sunbathing next to the Piscina Municipal de Montjuïc swimming pool. For additional promotion, Minogue performed the song on a number of television shows. Since its release, the song has been performed by Minogue on all of her concert tours till date, with the exception of the Anti Tour. In 2012, Minogue named “Slow” as her favourite song from her music career.

Kylie performed “Slow” on 6 November 2003, at the 2003 MTV Europe Music Awards

In 2003, she performed the song on the one-night only concert Money Can’t Buy, which was used to promote Body Language and was held at major entertainment venue Hammersmith Apollo in London.

In 2005, she performed the song on her Showgirl: The Greatest Hits Tour. Minogue was unable to complete the tour as she was diagnosed with early breast cancer and had to cancel the Australian leg of the tour. After undergoing treatment and recovery, she resumed the concert tour in the form of Showgirl: The Homecoming Tour in 2007

In 2008, she performed the song on the KylieX2008 tour, which was launched to promote her tenth studio album X. The show was split in five acts and “Slow” was featured on the fourth act entitled “Xposed”. In 2009, she performed the song on the For You, For Me tour, which was her first concert tour in North America. In 2011, she performed a jazz-oriented version of the song on the Aphrodite: Les Folies Tour, which was launched to promote her eleventh studio album Aphrodite

In 2012, Minogue promoted The Abbey Road Sessions by performing on the BBC Proms in the Park at Hyde Park, London. During the event, she sang the orchestral version of “Slow”

In 2014 and 2015, Minogue performed the song during her Kiss Me Once Tour and Kylie Summer 2015 Tour respectly. The performances employed a laser lighting display and featured a “Matrix-style” break-dance routine.

Celebrate Slow