Kylie On Her Audience: “There Has Never Been Any Judgement”
Kylie Minogue has spoken about inclusivity in music, her nerves on returning to the stage, and her pride on looking back at her career in a new interview with Olly Alexander of Years & Years.
When Alexander described her as a gay icon, Kylie reflected on her relationship with her audience: “I didn’t set out to do that, it is just naturally how I feel. There is so much talk about inclusivity, and I felt I always had that from the beginning. I used to say, I loved to be able to look out at my shows, and there are just all walks of life – there has never been any judgement.”
The pair went on to discuss their feelings on returning to the stage once live shows were back on the agenda, with each of them admitting that they were “really nervous” to be performing in front of fans after such a long time. Olly added: “It is amazing! I felt quite emotional the first time, because I realised how much I’d missed it.”
Kylie went on to reflect on her success over the course of her career: “Every now and then, I’ll let myself have a moment of pride about it. When you’re reminded of things like that, it’s like… oh, OK!”
Meanwhile, Kylie has reportedly been back in the studio working on new material to follow up her 2020 hit, Disco.
According to recent reports, she has been working with songwriter Biff Stannard, whom she collaborated with on the likes of Love At First Sight and In Your Eyes.
It’s said she was also joined by Duck Blackwell, who has teamed up with Olly Murs and The Wanted in the past.
While she is set to return to Melbourne, Australia over the “coming weeks”, the report claimed she “is already thinking about her next album, which she wants to have an electro-pop sound”.