Monday, January 27, 2014
kissing to be clever
Everyone's favorite, Aussie pop rocket has refueled her power packs and is revving her engines for the release of "Kiss Me Once", her twelfth, studio longplayer.
After "Into The Blue" hit the internet machine a few days ago, the world has been weighing in on it's status. Is it classic Kylie? It is, without a doubt, pop Kylie. But, from looking at some of the pervy titles, sex Kylie makes a bit of a return. And then there is the dreadful news that she has leaned a little into the hip hop side of production which seems to the road artists take when they want more US success. You heard it here first. Kylie WILL NOT have a hit in the US. Radio would much rather play Ke$ha and Pitbull.
Look, I love Kylie with the heat of a thousand suns, but her fanbase doesn't want hip hop Kylie. However, since I haven't heard the entire album, I must reserve judgment on the contents. What I do know is, I don't need a duet with Enrique Iglesias. It's another sign that leaves me fraught with worry over the sound of "Kiss Me Once". Even more disconcerting, are the aforementioned pervy song titles. Three songs feature "sex" in them - "Sexy Love", "Sexercize" (*groan*), and "Les Sex" (*grumble*). These cheesy sounding titles better reveal songs so amazing that you forget what they are called.
Of course, the longplayer will arrive in two distinct flavors - standard and deluxe. The deluxified edition will include two bonus tracks, "Mr. President" and "Sleeping With The Enemy", the latter produced by Greg Kurstin. Both songs are lovingly marked with an asterisk in the tracklisting below.
Then, we are treated to a completely useless super deluxe edition which features the album on vinyl and CD in a red, silk covered box which is emblazoned with Kylie's kiss print on the front. The box will also include the download code for the album, some lovely 12" x 12" color prints and a plastic frame covered in simulated raindrops so you and friends can take selfies of each other reproducing the cover image of "Kiss Me Once". Yes, Kylie thinks her fans a fourteen year old girls.
Here is the official tracklist of "Kiss Me Once". The album will hit the "shops" on March 18.
1. Into The Blue
2. Million Miles
3. I Was Gonna Cancel
4. Sexy Love
6. Feels So Good
7. If Only
8. Les Sex
9. Kiss Me Once
12. Mr. President*
13. Sleeping With The Enemy*
Please let this be a good album. "Aphrodite" was always going to be difficult to follow.