|Studio album by Kylie Minogue|
|Released||6 November 2020|
|Kylie Minogue chronology|
|Singles from Disco|
23 July 2020
24 September 2020
Disco (stylised in all capitals) is the upcoming fifteenth studio album by Kylie Minogue, scheduled to be released on 6 November 2020. It is the follow-up to Kylie's fourteenth studio album, Golden (2018). The lead single from the album, "Say Something", is set to be released on 23 July 2020. The record is set to be a departure from the country-inspired sound of Golden into the disco genre.
In May 2020, it was revealed that Kylie had been working remotely on music whilst under lockdown. Songwriter Meagan Cottone revealed that they had written 10 songs together for the album, with sources saying that Kylie had also been working with Sky Adams, with whom she collaborated on Golden.
Background and composition
Kylie released her fourteenth studio album, Golden in April 2018. The album was a country pop and dance-pop record and was commercially successful, debuting at number one in both the United Kingdom and Australia. Subsequently, it was certified gold in the former by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Kylie then released her fourth major greatest hits album, Step Back in Time: The Definitive Collection in June 2019, which also debuted at number one in the United Kingdom and Australia following a performance that attracted 3.9 million viewers at Glastonbury Festival, the most for any Glastonbury performance in history. She stated that she would like to create a "pop-disco album" and return to recording new material after the performance.
Work continued on Disco during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, with Kylie using a home studio to record throughout lockdown. Alistair Norbury, president of Kylie's record label BMG, confirmed to industry title Music Week that Kylie was also learning to record and engineer her own vocals using music software Logic Pro in order to continue working apace during lockdown.
Following the announcement of Disco on 21 July, 2020, Kylie announced "Say Something" as the lead single from the album. Premiering the song on The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show, "Say Something" was released on 23 July, 2020. A lyric video appeared on Kylie's YouTube channel the following day, and the official music video premiered on 7 August.
On 19 September, Kylie tweeted that she was adding some of her own songs to her Infinite Disco playlist on Spotify; upon investigation, it appeared that the five songs she added, "Dancing", "Say Something", "Can't Get You Out of My Head", "All the Lovers" and "I Should Be So Lucky", each contained new vertical graphic videos, which respectively showed the words: "do", "you", "believe", "in" and "...?", emblazoned over clips of each song's music videos. This led to speculation that the album's second single, rumoured to be titled "Magic", was imminent, and that these words were lyrics from the song. The song was officially announced on Kylie's socials on 21 September, due for release on 24 September.