Kylie Minogue takes a risk with “Dancing.”

Kylie Minogue takes a risk with “Dancing.”

Minogue rush-released her new song after it leaked prematurely last weekend. Internet pirates somehow obtained the song ahead of schedule and shared it before Kylie had the chance to explain that she’s ditching the disco dance floor anthems for something light and country-tinged. That’s not the news fans had expected to hear, and “Dancing”  takes some getting used to. If you’re a stan, brace yourself. The entire record follows suit.

A report from the Herald Sun, who had an advanced listen to Golden, says “there’s no classic Kylie straight-up electronic dance pop moments on Golden, but certainly nothing that will alienate true fans and indeed many will enjoy her trying something different and moving out of her comfort zone.” Hmm.

“Dancing” was inspired by Minogue’s stay in Nashville last year. The pop star told BBC Radio 2 she wrote the lyrics of the track first, which in turn inspired the Tennessee-style production.

Dan Wootton from The Sun had a particularly nasty headline to describe the track, saying the song was “all about DEATH,” but as PopJustice points out. No, no it isn’t. It’s actually about celebrating her age and, um, LIFE.

“When I go out I wanna go out dancing,” Kylie sings over a sugary guitar melody that quickly dips into synthy overzealous production. At times, it feels a bit aimless.

I’m very curious how the rest of Golden sounds, because while “Dancing” is a good song, it’s not GREAT like some of her past iconic material. For a pop veteran of her magnitude to take a risk like this is commendable, but let’s hope it pays off.

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3 Responses

  1. Definitely not what I was expecting (specially with that name!) but it’s a grower. I was hoping she would stay in the giorgio moroder sound (right here, right now-your body). Let’s see how this works.

  2. This is BEAUTIFUL! I mean this whole era already is looking like a flop, but my gawd this woman puts all her heart in everything she does, I love her and respect her so much. If people don’t get her, it’s their loss. And she truly is needed in pop culture, she sounds like no other and her energy is unique, and she’s been around for sooo long…. Bow down, *******!

  3. I’ve listened to this many times now, and I know what bothers me about it… In the chorus, after the second line, when this musical “breakdown” appears, she… interrupts it! She keeps on singing over it. That’s kind of annoying. It’s like she isn’t letting the music breathe somehow… I don’t think I’m being picky, I got this feeling since the first time I listened to the song and I get it every time that part comes up…

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