November 17, 2007
Kylie X: All I See
All I See is one of the new album's good surprises. It's clear that Kylie's tried to be more current on both X and Body Language, with mixed results. Mixed in the sense that when she fails (on X's Nudity, for example), it's embarrassing.
All I See is about as Janet Jackson-y as one can get (hear the line about "going to our favorite spot" at :36). This also recalls Aaliyah at her most delicate. The verses have that ghettoish high speed vocalizing that will sound dated in ten years, but the chorus has layers of treated vocals that take it to the pretty spot.
As for the lyrics, do I believe Kylie picks up lovers in clubs slash discos and carries on about her body, etc? Errr, no. The song is so soft, though, that you absorb the scenario on repeated listens. Suspension of disbelief? Keep an eye out for me in the corner of da club, quietly sipping on a drink, watching you looking hot.