Kylie Minogue GoldenKylie Minogue has announced her first studio album in four years – titled Golden – and released its lead single.

The track is called Dancing and it’s a ripper; it’s difficult to liken its sound to a previous point in her now 14-album career, but it’s so obviously Our Kylie’s voice and style, all over. The part that’s double-edged is the lyrics to the chorus itself. “When I go out, I wanna go out dancing” could refer to going out on the town, but the phrase is also similar to the way someone might describe dying while doing what they love. The song’s actual sound is also double-edged because it’s quite country, but also electronic (much like the feel Justin Timberlake’s reportedly going for on his new album). Those twin edges also make my ‘double-edged’ description double-edged, which is extremely meta.

Here are a few words about the track courtesy of Kylie herself: “You’ve got the lyrical edge, that country feel, mixed with some sampling of the voice and electronic elements, so it does what it says on the label. And I love that it’s called Dancing, it’s immediately accessible and seemingly so obvious, but there’s depth within the song.”

There certainly is.

Golden is out April 6 via Liberator/Mushroom, and is available for pre-order at JB now on a whole bunch of formats including vinyl picture disc and limited edition clear vinyl.

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