Kylie Minogue announces new album of ‘grown up disco’ recorded from her living room
Kylie Minogue is getting ready to bless us all with disco, as she revealed she’s been recording a new album from her living room during the coronavirus lockdown.
In other words, Kylie has one thing and one thing only to say to COVID-19: “Get outta my way!”
Speaking to PA, the singer and winemaker, who turned 52 Thursday (May 28), said: “I’ve been really busy, setting up a home studio (AKA, my lounge room!) and learning so much about remote recording.
“It’s been a steep learning curve for all the team as there are technical obstacles to navigate but I’m so thankful to be able to continue work on my album in this way.
“I’ve been riding the emotional wave along with the rest of the world, but creativity has been a big help.”
Kylie Minogue talks disco-themed new album, Kylie.
In a separate interview with GQ she revealed that the new quarantine album will be titled Kylie and will be drenched in “grown-up disco”.
It’s difficult to for me to explain,” she said, “but even grown-ups need some pure pop fun.”
“There’s a lot of early 2000s love around at the moment,” Kylie sounded.
“Both feel like good times for me, so I’m channelling that into this record.”
Disco has enjoyed a shimmering return this year. Sam Smith recently recreated Donna Summer’s iconic “I Feel Love” for a new generation of disco-lovers, while Dua Lipa channeled the era of Studio 54 and Pierre Cardin suits for an entire album on Future Nostalgia.
This renaissance is something Kylie said she is stoked to hear.
“The songs that are pure escapism have even stronger purpose,” she continued.
Kylie will be the singer’s 15th studio album, following 2018’s country-inspired Golden which moseyed on over to number one in the UK album chart.
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Kylie also touched on the tick boxy pressures to be productive during lockdown and has instead been relishing in the smaller things, such as nurturing herbs “from seeds to salads”.
“I thought I would have done a lot of sorting in the house,” she said.
“That has not happened. Nor has the fitness, learning a language or doing any of the seemingly ‘doable’ tasks.”
She went onto describe how detached she feels from Australia and that time has seemingly blurred in on itself during her isolation.
But from this sense of separation from what she knows, she said, she’s come to realise what’s important to her.
“This time has been about trying to stay well, stay sane and appreciate the creative outlet I have with making this album,” she said.