Kylie Minogue Gets Warm and Cozy on ‘Only You (feat. James Corden)’
The Christmas album is something an artist typically releases in between original albums to give their die-hard fans a little something extra to look forward to during the holidays. Oftentimes, these albums are just a series of covers, but some include original material that manages to become one of the artist's biggest hits. (Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" is a perfect example.)
Now, Kylie Minogue is throwing her Santa hat into the proverbial ring by releasing her first Christmas album on November 13 entitled Kylie Christmas, which PopCrush speculated originally speculated about back in July. The album follows Carey's format, in that the standard edition will contain both covers and original material over its thirteen tracks.
Today, Minogue uploaded the official lyric video for the album's first single "Only You (feat. James Corden)," a sentimental cover of the Yazoo song originally released in 1982.
Of the song, Kylie had the following to say: "As a fan and friend, I'm so excited to have James Corden duetting with me on the song ‘Only You.’ He suggested the song for my Kylie Christmas album and I just knew he would sound amazing on it. It's so subtle and lovely and I think it will surprise a lot of people."
In terms of content, however, "Only You" isn't much of a surprise. At this point in Minogue's career—thirteen albums later—fans know how well she can execute a precious, sentimental ballad, and she's certainly got plenty of those. Sonically, "Only You" recalls one of her most gorgeous ballads: "White Diamond," an X bonus track that she co-wrote with Jake Shears and Babydaddy from Scissor Sisters. And despite whatever resemblance "Only You" bears to other ballads in her repertoire, the track is very much on-brand for Minogue and gives us a good sense of exactly what to expect from a Kylie Christmas.
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