Kim Wilde has revealed that her new album, ‘Here Come The Aliens’, was inspired by an alleged UFO sighting in 2009.
The ‘Kids In America’ hitmaker recently told the BBC of the encounter: “I looked up at the sky and saw this big bright light behind a cloud. Brighter than the moon, but similar to the light from the moon. I said to my husband and my friend, ‘that’s really odd,’ so we walked down the the grass to see if there was a source. All of a sudden it moved, very quickly, from about 11.00 to 1.00. Then it just did that, back and forth, for several minutes.”
“Whenever it moved something shifted in the air – but it was silent. Absolutely silent,” Wilde said.
The singer added that her friends and family around her accused her of drinking too much wine that night, but when she saw a local newspaper article a week later that detailed an experience very similar to her own, she knew she couldn’t be hallucinating.
“There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think about it,” Wilde said.
In her album Wilde speaks a lot about the aliens saving humanity from an apocalypse. “Perhaps that’s completely naive,” she admitted. “Why wouldn’t they be angry with us and fling us off this beautiful earth that we’re ruining? I can’t deny we haven’t been a terrible disappointment.”
‘Here Come The Aliens’ is out now and is Wilde’s first album since 2013.
By Amber Brooks