Kylie Minogue has revealed that she has ditched all indie elements from her new album and returned to the “disco pop” with which she made her name.
Speaking to nme.com earlier today as she prepares for the June release of ‘Spinning Around’, her first new material since 1997, the Australian star said: “Nothing gelled with the last album. I was working with too many people trying too many things. I was drowning not waving. I’ve gone back to what I know with this album and there’s a synchronicity on it that was lacking before.
“I’ve realised that I’ve got to do what I do even if it’s uncool or daggy or camp.”
The pint-sized siren parted company with previous label DeConstruction Records following the release of her problem-hit self-titled long player in 1997. The album had seen Kylie strike out in a more indie-like direction, employing co-songwriters such as Manic Street Preachers’ James Dean Bradfield. It was blighted even before release when original title ‘Impossible Princess’ had to be shelved because of Princess Diana‘s death. It subsequently bombed on release.
For ‘Light Years’, due for release through Parlophone in September, Kylie brought in Robbie Williams, Paula Abdul, and also covers a Barry White track, ‘Under The Influence Of Love’.
Robbie and his songwriting partner Guy Chambers wrote two songs, ‘Love Boat’ and ‘Your Disco Needs You’, and Kylie returned the favour, joining Robbie on a track for his new album.
Kylie revealed she would be “thrilled” at the chance to play any of the songs live with Robbie, but as she has no plans to tour herself, feels it is unlikely.
Finally Kylie has not ruled out future work with Nick Cave, with-whom she scored a hit in 1995 with ‘Where The Wild Roses Grow’.
“I haven’t spoken to him in a while,” she said, “But he’s been of great importance to me. Anything could happen.”