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Kylie Minogue liberates herself on Golden: 'The last thing I’d want is a breakup album'
When something’s broken, you fix it. If you’re a pop star and that something happens to be your heart, you’ll probably write an album about stitching yourself back together. Though Kylie Minogue’s 14th studio album Golden
beams with somber hues of love lost in the wake of a highly publicized separation from actor Joshua Sasse, the glistening 16-track set further proves the Australian singer-songwriter is keen on flipping the script as she surges — personally and creatively — into a new era.
Though she’s forged a career bopping through matters of the heart on tracks like “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” and “Spinning Around,” Minogue’s mostly chucked her dance-pop roots out the window in favor of country-inspired sounds of the American South on Golden
, a shimmering, refreshingly authentic anti-breakup album that’s more about empowerment and resilience than it is about cradling a sorrowed soul. Partly recorded in Nashville with a handful of producers and writers — including Sky Adams, Ash Howes, Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud”), and Liz Rose (Taylor Swift’s “Teardrops on My Guitar”) — Golden
is an unexpected yet glistening ode to the timeless shimmer of the gilded woman at its center. “The last thing I’d want is a breakup album,” Minogue says. “I was done
with that. Through
! Moved on! And I was so much happier to have moved on. Things were better, not worse! It’s the reverse of what people might think… it’s not about a breakup; It’s about me
and about where I find myself at this point in my life!”
On the cusp of her 50th birthday, EW caught up with Minogue to discuss the new material, feeling liberated from the media’s scrutiny over her age and relationships, what happened to the dance-pop tracks she recorded during early Golden
sessions (spoiler: there’s “another album” of leftover electro tunes potentially waiting in the wings), and whether she’ll continue to hide that follow-up Robbie Williams duet she recorded all the way back in 2016.
is out Friday, April 6. Pre-order the album here
, and read on for EW’s full preview with Minogue below.