Sneaky Kylie Minogue is no stranger to dishing up surprises around Memorial Day (or, probably more relevant to her given that she’s not a US resident, her birthday, which is today, May 28). Last year it was “Timebomb,” a top-secret single she’d been keeping under wraps for her Best Of Kylie Minogue compilation. And in 2010 the Aussie pop goddess premiered her “All The Lovers” video on the holiday, in the lead-up to the summer release of her Aphrodite album.
This time around we’ve all awoken from the three-day holiday weekend to “Skirt,” a slightly dubstep-tinged and somewhat minimal club track that some sites note was co-written by The-Dream (whose IV was released today) and produced by Nom De Strip.
Blow Kylie’s “Skirt” up below.
Kylie Minogue — ”Skirt”
“Skirt” is, one would presume, the first taste of Kylie’s Aphrodite follow-up, aka her 12th studio album, and her first since the eyebrow-raising news came earlier this year that the pop queen had signed up with Roc Nation. (There’s no official word on the song yet from Camp Minogue.)
Given the driving beat and sparse instrumentation during the verses, “Skirt” actually conjures up thoughts of Kylie’s 2003 single “Slow.” But where that clubby cut maintained its minimalism throughout, “Skirt” delivers with a truly delicious chorus — something we’ve come to expect from Minogue over the years as one of the world’s reigning pop forces.
Anyway, it seems we’ll have to tide ourselves over with the cheeky “Skirt” for the time being. (And we mean cheeky — check out those lyrics.) “Might be my birthday but I’m still working #studio,” Kylie tweeted last night.