What You Need To Know - November 6, 2020

Kylie's Disco - What You Need To Know
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Kylie's Disco - What You Need To Know

The Australian pop veteran ditches her country sonics to embrace all things disco on her new album. Here is everything you need to know about it...


A little background…

Minogue’s Golden, which dropped in 2018, was a country record, and, while it looks like it’s set to be a one-off, it was certainly a commercial success. 

But, even while touring that record, the singer was already, as she put it, "...heading straight back to the dance floor." Her live set for the record even included a whole section inspired by disco haven Studio 54. 

Sessions for this album began before, but continued during the initial lockdown amid the Covid-19 pandemic, and has seen Minogue breaking new personal ground. 

She used a home studio to record throughout lockdown and engineered her own vocals using music software Logic Pro in order to continue working on the LP.

Approximately 90% of the album was created via her home studio, which, just as well for the sanity of all involved, is a joyful, dancey album. It's just a shame she can't tour it anytime soon...


Who’s producing it?

There's plenty of writing and production talent on here. 

Key players are Maegan Cottone, whose past credits include Little Mix and Britney Spears, is on seven tracks, while songwriting BiffCo also feature throughout the record. 

Fiona Bevan, who helped Ed Sheeran write monster hit 'Little Things' for One Direction, has been brought in for 'Unstoppable', while Daniel Davidsen and Peter Wallevik, collectively known as Ph. D. "Magic", helped to write lead-off single 'Magic'. 


Any special guests?

Plenty of production and writing talent, but there’s no duet this time, just Kylie. 


What does it sound like?

The country sonics of Golden are well and truly gone, in favour of, well, disco. But, when Minogue means disco, she's being rather specific than the term has become. This isn't a catch-all dance record, this is an LP styled by Chic, Donna Summer and Earth, Wind and Fire. 

A glorious throwback, which shuns modern production, in favour of groovy basslines and slinky guitars. 


Does it deliver?

Though she proved that she could pull off a country persona, this is much more familiar territory for Minogue. Fans new and old will love it. 


Kylie’s new album Disco is out now and is available to purchase here in hmv’s online store.

Disco - Limited Edition Transparent Blue Vinyl
Disco - Limited Edition Transparent Blue Vinyl Kylie Minogue

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