With many of our favourite and well-loved pop queens absent from the pop scene just now, the pop world for Kylie Minogue really is her oyster at the minute. Additionally, since we’ve been left to “Padam Padam” to our heart’s content for four months and with the “Tension” album, September 22nd release closely looming. Another taste of Kylie’s highly anticipated long-player is sorely required. Happily, the wait time is over. The Aussie pop princess has released the album title track “Tension,” and the supporting Sophie Muller-directed video to boot.
When first announcing the album “Tension.” Kylie has spoken about this record and said…
“it is a blend of personal reflection, club abandon and melancholic highs! I felt so much freedom when I recorded it.”
Thus, noticing the impactful piano-house opening bars of the song “Tension” should not come as a surprise to anyone. The similarity to “Padam Padam” should also not be overlooked. The new track “Tension” also relies on driving heavy beats as a steer. Yet, another striking similarity shared with “Padam Padam” when using highly playful and suggestive lyrics, she continues to inject a fun element into the new song. She describes the heightened feelings she is experiencing that she hopes will lead to an intimate encounter. A kind of Kylie musical foreplay, if you will.
Using frequent collaborator director Sophie Muller. The music video was never anticipated as a shabby sham either. In this new clip, stylish, elegantly dressed Kylie enters into a ‘retro-future’ alternate reality, where she engages with cyber entities of herself. What all these versions of Kylie have in common, is their craving for intimacy.
However, since the song isn’t as immediate as “Padam Padam” was, in this instance. It is the strangely alluring sci-fi indebted video that takes the lead in the memorable stakes. With no hint of where Kylie might be taking us from here in terms of a follow-up single, post “Tension” album release. I sincerely hope, because the pop princess herself said, she didn’t anticipate such a reaction to “Padam Padam.” That there is a banger on this sixteenth album, that will outdo the phenomenal “Padam Padam“.
To make an inspired guess what the next showstopper Kylie will release, see the “Tension” album tracklist below and PRE-SAVE “Tension” HERE
- Padam Padam
- Hold On To Now
- Things We Do For Love
- One More Time
- You Still Get Me High
- Green Light
- Vegas High
- 10 Out Of 10 (with Oliver Heldens)
- Love Train
- Just Imagine
- Somebody To Love