“Stop Me From Falling” Is Kylie Minogue’s Best Video Since “All The Lovers”

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Kylie Minogue’s Golden era is full of surprises. Just when you thought the Aussie pop icon had settled into country-pop, she switches lanes again — experimenting with Latin music on a new remix of “Stop Me From Falling.” The idea of blending those genres is a little unorthodox, but it works. Shockingly well. Gente De Zona deserves a lot of credit. The Cuban duo imbues the song with new energy, which makes it even catchier than before. At a time when Latin artists are taking over the charts, this could be big for both of them.

And then there’s the glorious video. Directed by Sophie Muller, the clip begins with Kylie on a boring date. Another man suddenly catches her eye and, before you can say “Body Language is underrated,” the blond bombshell is on a beach in Cuba. From there, we’re transported to a street scene in what looks like Havana. What comes next is an explosion of looks, choreography and pure, unadulterated fun. After taking a less-is-more approach to recent visuals, this is the 49-year-old’s best since “All The Lovers” — a video that remains untouchable for now.

Watch Kylie do her thing up top.

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Kylie Minogue Rolls Out “Dancing” Remixes By Initial Talk & Anton Powers

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A country/dance-pop hybrid with a deceptively deep message, Kylie Minogue’s “Dancing” is one of 2018’s first great tracks. However, if boot-scooting Kylie isn’t for you, don’t worry! The pop icon is rolling out a package of club remixes — starting with a pair of cute, gay bar-friendly overhauls. Let’s start with Initial Talk’s adorable makeover. The Tokyo-based DJ recently went viral with his ’80s-tastic version of Dua Lipa’s “New Rules” and he fires up the time machine again for “Dancing.”

It evokes the tinny beats and fuzzy synths of Kylie’s PWL hey-day, sounding like a missing cut from Let’s Get To It. Less nostalgic but every bit as fun, is Anton Powers’take on “Dancing.” The producer, who is probably best known for 2015 smash “Alone No More,” delivers a commercial electro-house remix that remains faithful to the original while supercharging the drop and electronic elements. It’s the perfect antidote for anyone struggling to come to terms with the diva’s Nashville adventure. The remixes haven’t been released to DSPs yet but you can check out previews below.

 

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Lost Hit: “Dreams” Is Kylie Minogue’s Best Ballad

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While Kylie Minogue is rightfully regarded as the doyenne of dance-pop, she took a break from her chosen genre in 1997. The diva’s 6th LP, Impossible Princess, contains dance music and pop elements, but it comes at both from an indie perspective as evidenced by the breezy “Some Kind Of Bliss” and druggy “Breathe.” It was too big a change for some fans to get their head around, but it didn’t take long for the album’s reputation to grow. Now, 20 years later, it’s generally considered to be Kylie’s greatest achievement.

Picking favorites on an album as perfect as IP is pointless, but “Dreams” still somehow feels like a missed opportunity. The ballad would have made a brilliant single, but it was never really in the mix (at least, to my knowledge). What makes the song so special? With its juxtaposition of deeply introspective lyrics with soaring, widescreen production, few songs capture an existential crisis — or simple growing pains — as elegantly as this. “To fly in the ocean, swim in the skies,” Kylie muses over strings. “Believer in truth, defendant of lies.”

“To be of purest love, the deepest pain,” she coos. “To be lost and found again and again and again.” The Brothers In Rhythm-produced ballad really takes flight on the chorus. “These are the dreams… of an impossible princess.” It’s the lynchpin of an album that wrestles with the conflicting emotions and insecurities that emerge during your Return of Saturn. However, after succumbing to doubt on gloomy anthems like “Drunk” and “Limbo,” Kylie ends the album with a burst of optimism: “Keep believing in dreams.” Listen below.

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