When pop superstars change things up, we take notice.
And few albums have been as full of surprises as Kylie Minogue’s newest release, The Abbey Road Sessions, out tomorrow.
Recorded in London’s legendary Abbey Road Studios, the singer ditches the high-energy dance beats and huge production values for a full orchestra and reimagined versions of 16 classic Kylie tracks.
It’s like going back in time to an old-school nightclub where our dear Kylie is headlining with sultry versions of her best-known hits. “I Should Be So Lucky,” “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” and “Better the Devil You Know” are immediately recognizable, but somehow altogether different.
Finally, we’re treated to the singer’s voice in its purest form and it’s absolutely mesmerizing. She may not have realized huge U.S. success outside the gay market (even as she celebrates her 25th year in the business), but if there were ever a chance for her to get the recognition she’s due, it’s with this album.
Maybe, just maybe, we can finally catch up with the rest of the world in honoring her for the talent she truly is.
If not, we’re sure she’ll be happy just to have the gays.
The Abbey Road Sessions
$11.99 pre-order from iTunes