November 26, 2007
Kylie X: White Diamond
Kylie sings to XO, "Understand, I will be there for you." XO sheds a tear and whispers, "Yesss! I know!"
The live, "up" version of this Scissters collaboration didn't come close to touching its older sister, the real diamond, I Believe In You. Now this baby's taken off her makeup and brought it down nice and low. The ballad version of White Diamond is about as close to perfection as Kylie gives it.
Someone needs to write a James Bond film just to go with the song. This is the stuff that starry dreams are made of. Kylie can iconically warble this one in a single spotlight, wrapped in white fur, on her 60th birthday tour. You know she'll do it. Jake Shears, giver that he is, handed her that future moment.
Before I slip into something more comfortable, I must remind you this lyric has one of the great misheard lines of the year: "Like a bun in a radio..." - I still don't know what the real words are. Do I really need to?