Kylie says her last album Kiss Me Once ‘maybe wasn’t good enough’

Singer adds that days of extravagant tours might be over

Kylie has said that her last album Kiss Me Once may have been relatively unsuccessful because it wasn’t good enough.

Kiss Me Once reached No 2 on its release in the UK in 2014, with lead single Into The Blue reaching No 12, following her appearance as a mentor on BBC1’s The Voice.

Asked why the album struggled, Kylie told The Herald Sun: “Maybe it wasn’t successful because it wasn’t good enough or it didn’t deserve more. Who knows? Even in retrospect, it’s hard to say why something works or it doesn’t. It’s dependent on what else is out there and the way it’s promoted.”

Kylie added that she was pleased with the tour of the album, which had less of a production scale than her previous tour, Aphrodite, in 2011. She said: “The tour was the most successful part of the campaign for me. That album did give me some freedom. The touring market is quite full, so there are some limitations in the touring business these days.”

She stated that those limitations were a benefit to the Kiss Me Once tour. A DVD of the tour recorded in Glasgow last November, Kiss Me Once: Live, is released on March 23. Kylie said: “I obviously wanted something different, and streamlining the show has given it a bit of room to breathe. The response has been amazing.”

Kylie guests on Giorgio Moroder’s new single Right Here Right Now and headlines London’s Hyde Park on June 21 as part of Barclaycard British Summer Time festival. Also on the bill are Grace Jones and Chic.

Moroder said in January that Kylie has been working with Lady Gaga producer Fernando Garibay on a new single. Moroder told The Daily Star: “Kylie is a darling. She’s done four tracks with Fernando that are very sexy and very uncommercial. They’re beautiful new sounds.”