January 28th, 2014 - Burbank, CA - Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning global superstar Kylie Minogue will release a brand new album, entitled Kiss Me Once, on Warner Bros. Records / Parlophone on March 18th. This is the Australian pop icon's first studio album since 2010's Aphrodite, and her first since signing to Roc Nation Management.
Kiss Me Once, a return to the dance floor after 2012's orchestral compilation The Abbey Road Sessions, was executive produced by Kylie and Sia, who co-wrote the title track. Kylie also teams up with Pharrell Williams, who wrote and produced "I Was Gonna Cancel," Ariel Rechtshaid (HAIM), MNEK (Bastille), and Greg Kurstin (P!nk).
"Making this album was quite a journey but I loved it," Kylie says. "It was through a time in my life where there were a lot of changes and new beginnings. I'm thrilled with the response to 'Into The Blue,' and I can't wait for you hear the rest of the record!"
The first single, "Into The Blue" will be released today, Tuesday, January 28th, and has already been hailed by critics as "the best pop single you'll hear all year," as The Huffington Post put it, going on to praise it as "a bona-fide, smack you between the eyes, instant pop classic" that "manages the rare feat of getting better with every listen." Idolator raved: "'Into the Blue' truly takes off at the seismic hook, where Minogue's crystalline voice soars over an arena-ready dance breakdown. She sounds optimistic, if not in total bliss." "Into The Blue" will feature remixes by Vanilla Ace, Roger Sanchez and Patrick Hagenaar. Watch the lyric video here.
Kylie exploded onto the music scene in 1987 and has not only become a chart topping, multiple Grammy, BRIT, and ARIA award-winning artist over the past two decades, but also a fashion icon, designer, entrepreneur, actress, and philanthropist. She has remained a force to be reckoned with and a constant musical influence throughout the years, having released eleven studio albums, two live CDs, eight live concert DVDs, plus her Greatest Hits and the Ultimate Kylie double album and multiple video packages. She has released 50 singles internationally, all of which have been hits, and sold more than 70 million albums worldwide.
Kylie broke through in the U.S. with her 2001 smash single "Can't Get You Out Of My Head," which reached No.1 in over 40 countries. Her myriad achievements also include performing during the closing ceremonies of the 2000 Sydney Olympics, ranking among VH1's "Great Women in Music" and Greatest Women of the Video Era," and inspiring millions around the world as not only a gay icon, but also a breast cancer survivor.
Most recently, Kylie made a triumphant debut as a coach on The Voice UK, with The Guardian exclaiming that she "single-handedly revived the show" as it pulled in record viewing figures. She is also coaching on The Voice Australia, which began filming this year.
Kiss Me Once will be available for pre-order in standard and deluxe editions beginning today, Tuesday, January 28th. The track-listing is as follows:
Into The Blue
I Was Gonna Cancel
Feels So Good
Kiss Me Once
The deluxe edition will include the following bonus tracks along with exclusive video footage:
Sleeping With The Enemy
Click here to pre-order Kiss Me Once on iTunes.