Kylie Minogue has just unveiled the video for “Dancing,” the first single off her upcoming 14th studio album, Golden.
The track is a departure for the Aussie pop star, with country overtones. “I promised my fans that I would be putting my heart and soul into this record and I stayed true to my word,” Minogue said. “I was able to do that, which was challenging, and fun, and rewarding.”
While it’s a different direction, she insists Golden is still “very much a Kylie record.”
In the video, directed by Sophie Müller, the 49-year-old legend sports a bedazzled cowgirl getup, strums a guitar, and even gives her own twist to classic country line-dancing—complete with a dance with the Angel of Death.
“I always thought I could learn routines quickly but this was different,” she admits. “However, by the time I had to dance with the Grim Reaper at the end I had mastered it. And if that’s not a funny allegory for life I don’t know what is!”
Minogue has gone through some personal heartache of late, including breaking up with boyfriend Joshua Sasse. She says that, like “Dancing,” her new album has a cathartic message.
“Life is not always a bed of roses so we should enjoy the sparkling moments when we have them.”
Golden hits stores April 6.