After surprising fans with a string of studio sessions in Nashville, Kylie Minogue retreats to more familiar territory by hitting the studio with club producer DJ Fresh (he has racked up UK top 10 hits with “Gravity,” “Earthquake,” “The Power” and “Hot Right Now” — to name a few) and long-time collaborator Karen Poole. Her fingerprints are all over Kylie’s iconic discography, co-writing “Red Blooded Woman,” “Chocolate,” “Wow” and “Timebomb.” This feels the perfect combination of old and new.
It will also come as something of a relief to Lovers, who can now cancel their orders for cowboy boots and chaps. While there could still be a Nashville element on Kylie’s 14th album (she worked with Taylor Swift’s go-to producer Nathan Chapman, among other country heavy-hitters), the direction still seems to be dance-pop. Fingers crossed, we hear something new from the 49-year-old before the end of the year. The only thing that can save 2017 is the “great, big, classic Kylie pop record” BMG promised us.
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