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Sick of reading about Kylie being “unlucky in love” and turning 50 in interviews to promote her new album Golden? Here we let her fans ask the burning questions they’ve always wanted to get her to answer
Q: What is the favourite music video you have shot — and have you kept any of the outfits? (I loved the purple and gold dress from the I Believe In You video!) @CHARLEY_POP A:
It’s difficult to choose a favourite video as I love many of them for different reasons. Two that come to mind are Slow and
Come Into My World. Slow was a two-day shoot that turned into a three-day shoot due to rain on location in Barcelona. I loved the ‘anti-choreography’ in that video. Come Into My World was filmed in Paris and took quite some concentration as the entire video is one shot. I have donated most of my costumes to the Performing Arts Museum in my hometown, Melbourne. The gold (Spinning
Around) hot pants, showgirl costumes, the Can’t Get You Out
Of My Head white, hooded jumpsuit and Charlene’s
(Neighbours) overalls form part of a collection of more than 1000 items there.
Q: Will we ever see a Kylie jukebox musical? @JORDANLLOYD39
Yes, you will! It has already been a few years in development. One thing I was told at the start of this venture was that a musical takes a long time. They weren’t wrong! Q: An autobiography is something I’d love you to do. Do you think you would ever write one? @XLUCYFX A:
This has not felt right to me yet. I have enjoyed telling parts of my story through photographs or videos. Q: I’ve read in interviews for Golden that your original compositions for this album were lyrically more personal, which you then refined to be less autobiographical. Do you find it easy to be open with your lyrics, or do you prefer to sing less obviously personal? @SCRUBBERSTEVE A:
I wanted all the songs to be authentic. So, they are either based on real stories or are a story based on emotions I have felt and know. Q: With a new album and a new tour, when Cowgirl Kylie meets Showgirl Kylie, will we see a few classics get a country reimagining for the tour? @ADAMPAULGILES A: Yes, we just did that on the Golden album launch tour and it worked really well. I’m super excited about this and based on the reaction of fans so far, I think we’re going to have a lot of fun. Q: If you were buying yourself a birthday gift this year, what would it be? @MARKARMARIO A: A long holiday!
Q: What is Golden era Kylie’s mantra? @MERBOY82
A: Good question! Let me think, well, it’s a really good time in my life and throughout the making of Golden, I wanted to be as authentic as possible. So, I would say that’s my Golden era mantra: Be true to yourself. Q: When you’re 80 and you’re sitting sipping tea and looking back over your life, what do you think will be the one thing that you go, ‘Wow I did that, that was me, all me’? @RICKSTERSXTOUR A:
I already have that thought occasionally. I don’t spend much time looking back but sometimes when it comes up in conversation I will already think, wow, did I do that? Q: Kylie, do you ever get tired of answering questions about your age and love life? @FOXYFUNKADELIC A: Yes, both! Q: Looking back at your career, which non-single album track would you have wanted to be a single? @IP_1984 A: I would have loved (2007’s) The One to have a full-scale release. Q: What is your favourite song by your little sis @DanniMinogue? If you were to cover one of her songs, which would you choose? @POPLANDTV A: All I Wanna Do and Put the Needle on It. Definitely! Q: With such a huge repertoire of songs to choose from, how do you remember all the lyrics? Is there anything you do to help you? @ELIZADAY5 A: Sometimes I don’t remember them all! I can be momentarily distracted by something or just so lost in the moment that the lyrics go out the window. Hah! Q: Will there ever be a collaboration between the two queens of pop — Kylie and Madonna? (Or even a photo together to get us longstanding fans by) @BENJAMINORAMS A: Maybe one day, that would be amazing. Q: Who is on your dream list for Kylie collaborations? I envisage a Dolly duet with that Islands In the Stream number at the Golden events. @MERBOY82 A:
There are so many artists I would love to duet with. Where do I begin? Every time I perform with someone, it’s different. There’s an unspoken respect and a ‘knowing’ between you and the other performer and certainly from my point of view, I always feel like I’ve gained something from the experience. Q: What do you like and dislike the most about fame? @RHONDA029 A:
I love being able to connect with people and have a positive impact through song or performance. This feeling has got stronger over the years and I guess it’s the main reason I carry on even when the less desirable aspects of fame appear. If the balance was ever tipped too far, I might feel differently. Q: Have you ever seen a Kylie drag tribute act? If so, what did you think? Sashay away? Or, shantay you stay? @LEIGHLOOPETH A: Yes, I have and it was fantastic. The surprise was that I was the least ‘Kylie’ of all the Kylies!
Q: How about doing carpool with James Corden? @NM6917
A: I saw James in London not long ago as we were on the same radio show. Yes, I would love to do carpool karaoke.
Q: Would you consider smaller, more intimate gigs like Anti Tour going forward? @ADAM_JORDAN
A: The Golden album launch shows were all in small venues and I loved every second of it. I would love to do more gigs like that but, at the same time, I’m super excited about planning the arena tour.
“I LOVE BEING ABLE TO CONNECT WITH PEOPLE AND HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT THROUGH SONG OR PERFORMANCE”
HEAR GOLDEN (BMG/Liberator) out now