Burgess announced this afternoon (November 9) that Minogue would be joining him and his followers for a listening party on Wednesday (November 11) for her 15th studio album, ‘Disco’, which arrived last week (November 6).
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— Tim Burgess (@Tim_Burgess) November 9, 2020
Other Tim’s Twitter Listening Parties that have taken place in recent months include Teenage Fanclub‘s ‘Songs From Northern Britain’, MGMT‘s ‘Little Dark Age’, The Charlatans’ ‘Who We Touch’, and Glass Animals‘ ‘How To Be A Human Being’. You can view an archive of the listening parties here.
Speaking to NME about the online gatherings he’s curated, Burgess said they were “distractions” for people in this current time.
“It’s an inclusive thing and it’s fun, which is something we need to have,” he explained. “It’s at 10pm for a reason, as a distraction from the Ten O’Clock News – anyone can watch the news at any other time of the day, so it’s not a protest. It’s less than 45 minutes, everyone seems to be able to say what they wanna say, it’s a great way for fans to find out what goes on behind the making of an album.”
Speaking in a new interview with Zane Lowe ahead of the release of her 15th studio album ‘Disco’, Minogue described telling Prince that she was working on an album during their meeting – prompting the singer to suggest a collaboration.