Kylie invites us back onto the dance floor with new single and forthcoming album

Picture it. Provincetown. Bear Week 2010. Global superstar and gay icon Kylie Minogue had just dropped her single for “All the Lovers” from her then forthcoming album ‘Aphrodite’. And when I tell you my friends and I heard it at nearly every tea dance and club night that year, I am not exaggerating. And we JOYFULLY rushed to the dance floor every single time it came on. Well, it looks like we’ll be rushing to the dance floor once again for Kylie during Bear Week and I couldn’t be more excited!

Kylie’s return to making new music is always a joyful and celebratory event – and this year is no different, with the release of her insanely catchy new single, ‘Padam Padam’. The song, produced by Lostboy (Griff, Anne-Marie, Tiesto), encapsulates everything you love about this musical icon. From the euphoric vocals, to the ridiculously infectious chorus and the heart-thumping electronic drum beat – this is an instant Kylie classic. Preview here.

Shot in LA and directed by Sophie Muller, the video sees a powerful and otherworldly Kylie dressed head to toe in red and flanked by dancers.

September 22nd will see the release of Kylie’s brand-new studio album, ‘Tension’, a record of pleasure-seeking, empowered dance floor bangers and sultry pop cuts.  

Discussing ‘Tension’, Kylie says, 

“I started this album with an open mind and a blank page.  Unlike my last two albums there wasn’t a ‘theme’, it was about finding the heart or the fun or the fantasy of that moment and always trying to service the song.  I wanted to celebrate each song’s individuality and to dive into that freedom. I would say it’s a blend of personal reflection, club abandon and melancholic high.”

Kylie has worked with a number of producers on the album with seven of the tracks being produced and co-written with her long-time collaborators, Biff Stannard and Duck Blackwell. Discussing the recording process, Kylie says,

“I loved being back in the studio with my collaborators but was also able to benefit from remote recording, which we have all got used to – my mobile studio never left my side for a year and a half ! The album is a mix of songs I have written and songs which really spoke to me. Making this album helped me navigate challenging times and celebrate the now. I hope it accompanies listeners on their own journeys and becomes part of their story.”

Kylie’s glittering career has seen her amass sales of over 80 million records worldwide, 5 billion streams and 8 UK No 1 albums. Her multiple awards include 3 BRIT awards, 2 MTV awards and a Grammy. Kylie is the only female artist to score a No 1 album in five consecutive decades in the UK.

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