Kylie Minogue’s ‘fairy dust music’

Last updated 05:00 22/03/2014
Kylie Minogue
FAIRY DUST: Kylie Minogue released her twelfth studio album, Kiss Me Once, on March 14.

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Kylie Minogue thinks her music sounds like it's been sprinkled with "fairy dust".

The 45-year-old songstress released her twelfth studio album Kiss Me Once on March 14.

Having been active in the entertainment industry for over 30 years, Kylie admits she churns out distinctive tunes.

"It needs to be optimistic, with a sense of euphoria. It needs to have a really strong melody. And a sprinkle of fairy dust," she told BBC News of what the perfect recipe for a 'Kylie Song' would be.

"But in the broadest sense, I'm really proud that now a Kylie album has different facets to it." 

Kiss Me Once is the first LP Kylie has released with Jay-Z's record label Roc Nation.

She took lots of musical risks on the album, and the star believes she's been in the game long enough to experiment a little.

"Back in the beginning, I felt I was one dimensional - or my ability to deliver was one dimensional," Kylie said.

"I had to fight for a few years to say, 'Wait a second, there's more sides to my personality'. And now I think people expect that in an album. For me, that's a real sense of achievement. I did it. And, although it frustrated me early on, I really understand and appreciate that I hadn't earned my stripes.

"There's a saying I heard about a decade ago that really stuck with me - that there's no shortcut to learning your craft. That makes sense." 

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