menu Home chevron_right
Music News

Kylie Minogue recorded her ‘personal’ new album in a fancy Airbnb

Mr. Nimbus | 09/03/2023

Kylie Minogue’s upcoming album, ‘Tension’, was recorded in a fancy Airbnb.

The Australian pop icon was opposed to being in a studio to make her follow-up to 2020’s ‘Disco’, so her label rented out a luxury pad in Surrey – complete with its own swimming pool – and all of her co-writers and production personnel moved in, and managed to write 16 songs in five days.

Speaking to Classic Pop magazine, her longtime songwriting partner Biff Stannard said: “Kylie didn’t want to be in a studio environment as we both write better in a more relaxed space, so the record company booked an incredible Airbnb for us all.

“It was the hottest week of the year. We were in an amazing place with a swimming pool and everything – it sounds rock’n’roll but we never actually used any of it. We did 16 songs in five days.”

Viral lead single ‘Padam Padam’ was penned on the hottest day in the UK, and they were “boiling” as the only thing it didn’t have was air conditioning.

Biff said: “In fact, we wrote the title track on the hottest day in the UK ever!

“I’m sure it was existential and the music was influenced by the heat.

“I think that probably comes across because we felt like we were on holiday.”

Co-writer and producer Duck Blackwell added: “That place was amazing.

“It was three barn conversions that had been renovated by a producer.

The only thing it didn’t have was air conditioning, so it was boiling! On a whim as I was leaving to drive up there, I’d taken a portable air-conditioning unit and that turned out to be a lifesaver. We were frantically seeking out the coolest areas of the house to record in. There was a corner of the kitchen that was slightly cooler so we’d set up in there for some of the more serious stuff. ‘Things We Do For Love’ was recorded in the pool house with the French doors open and my air-conditioner on between takes!”

Biff teased that the title track reminds him of Girls Aloud.

He said: “It reminds me of

something Girls Aloud would have done.

“It’s oblique and awkward, like two or three different song ideas in one that shouldn’t really work together but somehow does.”

‘Tension’ is released on September 22.

This post was originally published on this site

Written by Mr. Nimbus

This area can contain widgets, menus, shortcodes and custom content. You can manage it from the Customizer, in the Second layer section.





  • cover play_circle_filled

    Tiki Town Radio

  • cover play_circle_filled

    Pendulum Radio

  • cover play_circle_filled

    Global Darkness Radio

  • cover play_circle_filled

    Desire Unbound Spa Radio

  • cover play_circle_filled

    Nimbus Hits
    Today's hits and classic favorites

  • cover play_circle_filled

    Nimbus Entertainment 80s

  • cover play_circle_filled

    Nimbus Dark Dance

  • cover play_circle_filled

    Nimbus Punk
    Classic and modern punk and hardcore

play_arrow skip_previous skip_next volume_down