Kylie Minogue reveals the meaning behind THIS lyric – as new album Golden hits Number One
Golden rocketed to the top of the UK album chart on Friday – her fifth studio album to do so, and sixth overall.
The collection has been very well-received by fans, and is her first to go all the way to the top since 2010’s Aphrodite.
Speaking on BBC Breakfast, she revealed that a key line in the middle-8 of the title track was inspired by the amount of times she was asked while promoting 2015’s Kiss Me Once about being a woman “of this age”.
“There was one little phrase that I was determined to put in a song, which was ‘we’re not young, we’re not old, we’re golden’.
“When I was doing promo on my last album, I was asked so much about, ‘how do you feel being a woman this age in the music industry’, and I must have been 46 at the time – which in their eyes must have been ancient.”
She added: “I understood the interest and I answered the question but I just got increasingly bored by it – and annoyed.
“And so I wanted to at least for my own sake have that line in some of the lyrics, meaning we can’t make ourselves younger, we can’t make ourselves older, we just are who we are.
“I can’t explain how it feels… I couldn’t ever really answer the question. It just is! And I feel OK.”
Golden shifted just shy of 50,000 units in its first seven days of release, making it the second fastest-selling album of 2018 so far – behind only George Ezra’s Staying At Tamera’s.
Its lead single Dancing also ascended into the Top 40 this week, taking her tally up to 51.
Golden by Kylie Minogue is out now.
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