Kylie Minogue Reportedly Signing New Record Deal for 2017 Comeback
One week after Kylie Minogue confirmed plans to record a pop record next year (and possibly even tour), rumors are growing steadily louder surrounding a massive comeback of the Impossible Princess in 2017.
According to Dan Wootton's gossip column in The Sun (take it with a grain of salt as always), the "All The Lovers" goddess is "in talks to sign a huge new record deal," reportedly switching from Parlophone to BMG UK, thanks to her old boss Jamie Nelson, who co-signed her to Parlophone Records in 1999.
"I can reveal Kylie, who also split from Jay Z’s Roc Nation management last year, is in talks to sign a huge new record deal with BMG UK after Jamie, who is now A&R director there, persuaded her to join him instead of Universal following a massive bidding war," Wootton writes.
"I just want to make good music, music that people can have as part of their life. If I can just stick with that, that’s a good place," she said. "Instead of thinking ‘how does the music industry work and how do I fit into it?’ I just want to do what I do.”
She even supplied the tiniest hint of what's to come sonically — and even though she's unconcerned with following the moves of the industry, she might just end up on-trend anyway with the downtempo sound of radio.
"What’s worked well for me in the past is pop dance, obviously, melodies, emotional themes. I think most people think of my songs as joyful. But it doesn’t have to be just about joy — it can be sparkling melancholy — I don’t think I’ve ever used those words together before, I’m going to use it! And a slice of the unexpected, which we did with something like [2003 hit] 'Slow.'”
"Sparkling melancholy"? Already sold.
Here's to an album's worth of something in between "Confide In Me," "Where The Wild Roses Grow," "The One," her Sleepwalker and Kylie + Faribay collaborations and Kiss Me Once's criminally underrated "Sleeping With The Enemy."
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