May 26, 2007
Kylie: Hurry up and get a groove on
If you click to enlarge the pic of Kylie and her Main Gay William, you'll see that he is wearing a Kylie hoodie. Should I create XO hoodies and other products for my friends to wear when they are with me? That wouldn't be narcissistic at all, would it? I am, after all, a conglomerate.
Anyway, this won't be a huge post. Kylie's songs are usually great pop tracks, but not always groundbreaking, you know? They don't often speak of her personal life or, you know, the situation in the Green Zone. What she does best is pick melodic tracks that would sound great at the beach, toodling around town, etc. Songs you actually play again and again as you live your life. Music that seeps into your brain quickly, but not songs I can really expound upon.
Here are some of the songs that may or may not end up on Kylie's next album:
Fall For You
Starts like Sophie's Catch You and becomes a crunchy synth thang. One of the better leaks, it is single worthy. The "Authority" on the PopJustice boards says this is actually from the Body Language sessions, but it sounds more current to me. Recent pop songs have a harder guitar edge, a la Beware Of The Dog or Shut Up And Drive.
This is rumored to be new. Another single-worthy song. Why is that so many girl singers release shit? Because Kylie has scooped up all the catchy songs. She throws away gems! I bet she sleeps in Versace gowns too. Anyway, this one is really uplifting, with an earworm chorus.
In My Arms
How do you describe a feeling? I love spoken bits... This is said to be one of the Calvin Harris outtakes [Nov 07 edit: it's not a Calvin song] and that's believable. It has that chewy old 80's synth sound. It's fine, but doesn't make me run around screaming. Other folks think this is the best of the lot.
Nice Moroder-esque Eurodisco. Starts with that dirty, farty synth and some slowed down vocals. I think this sounds Body Language-esque, but the PJ board man says it's new. Very Pop Musik with a nice shimmery Kylie chorus.
This would be very cool were it not for that annoying "Wooh!" running through it. At first I thought it may be some anti-leak device (a la "AOL first listen"!), but the effect fades in certain spots, so I think it's a part of the song. It's actually a Serge Gainsbourg sample and it needs to be used more sparingly.
Note that another song leaked recently called When The Cat's Away, but I don't like that one so much.