Hooray! We can stop speculating over the recent Oliver Heldens and Kylie Minogue collaboration “10 Out of 10,” wondering if it features on the upcoming Kylie album. A track-list for the Aussie pop icon’s forthcoming sixteenth studio album “Tension” has been revealed, confirming the song’s inclusion. It was also announced “Tension” will be released on September 22nd. Therefore with that end tied up, the promotion can begin directly with the “Tension” lead single “Padam Padam.” A track which is stylistically diverse in contrast to the pre-album announcement teaser “10 Out of 10.”
Unlike the most recent “Disco” album era. Where Kylie caught our attention with sparkling and glittery dancefloor sounds. From the euphorically transcending vocals down to sultry beats, “Padam Padam,” produced by Lostboy (Griff, Anne-Marie, Tiesto) could not be more different. Rather than present us with feel-good vibes. With “Tension,” and noticeably in “Padam Padam,” the Aussie pop princess invites listeners on an auditory pleasure-seeking adventure of electronic laced beats. Creating a sound that is not only haunting but enticing.
“I started this album with an open mind and a blank page. Unlike my last two albums there wasn’t a ‘theme’.” (This album is), “about finding the heart or the fun or the fantasy of that moment and always trying to service the song. I wanted to celebrate each songs individuality and to dive into that freedom. I would say its a blend of personal reflection, club abandon and melancholic high.” Kylie said when discussing “Tension.”
Upon release, fans immediately began anticipating a video for “10 out of 10,” yet a clip did not materialise. As compensation for the loss, Kylie teams up with frequent collaborator, director Sophie Muller once again in a red hot visual for “Padam Padam,” featuring another iconic dance routine that is sure to be replicated for years to come.
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