Stone the crows, Kylie Minogue’s new single, “Padam Padam,” is a ripper! If you thought the shimmering beats and groovy melodies of Disco were a jolly jumbuck, prepare to be taken on a whole new journey with our Aussie pop queen.
“Padam Padam” isn’t your standard Kylie fare. Minogue switches gears from the glitterball-infused tracks of her previous album, Disco. While that was a step back into the past, filled with polyester-thin disco motifs and a love for the dance floor, Kylie has done a bang-up-to-date job on her new single.
In “Padam Padam,” she creates a techno-pop landscape that blends the beat of your heart with the pulse of the dance floor. It’s like she’s taken the boogie of Disco, given it a good shake and sprinkled it with a touch of the future. She’s still got the glitter, the glamour and the glitz, but there’s an added layer of depth here.
The forthcoming album, Tension promises to be an exciting mix of tracks. Unlike Disco, Tension isn’t tied down by a particular theme. Instead, Minogue aims to celebrate each song’s individuality and dive into that freedom, creating a blend of personal reflection, club abandon, and melancholic high. If “Padam Padam” is any indication, we can expect the rest of Tension to feature a more diverse and mature sound than Disco while still maintaining Kylie’s unique pop sensibility.
The Australian pop icon has shown us that she’s not afraid to push her boundaries and experiment with her sound, and we can’t wait to see where she takes us next. The track came out on Thursday last week and as of today, is just short of 2m plays on Spotify but that will sky rocket.
Grab a coldie and put on your dancing shoes because Kylie’s about to take us on a wild ride, and it’s going to be a beauty!