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Here’s a selection of unseen images from our Kylie Minogue cover shoot

The October/September 2023 issue of Rolling Stone UK hits news stands today.

By Nick Reilly

Kylie wears full look by LRS (Picture: Edward Cooke)

The October/September 2023 issue of Rolling Stone UK hits shelves today, so what better opportunity to share some unseen photos of our iconic cover star: Kylie Minogue.

As the Princess of Pop gears up to release new album Tension on September 22, our latest issue sees the music icon going deep on the record’s creation, while also showing off a selection of show-stopping looks.

The latest, which we can unveil exclusively online today, sees Kylie decked out in a full look by fashion brand LRS, while also wearing a pair of Jean Paul Gaultier x Jimmy Choo loafers.

Our interview is also one of Kylie’s most revealing to date as she opens up about the importance of protecting her own privacy, owning her pop icon status and why she’s ready for her Las Vegas residency.

“I’m happiest when I feel like I’ve expressed some deep emotion or thoughts that I’m struggling with and it’s like talking with a friend. Speaking your truth is helpful,” she says of the process of making music. “When I am able to do that, I like to almost paint it instead of just spilling it out. I like to have some poetry with it to not be entirely obvious.”

The singer also opens up on how global fame affected her mental health, but a renewed focus and modern perspective means it is now easier for artists to navigate such issues.

“What I think is great for a lot of people now is that there’s a discussion about mental health and the toll [fame] can take on people, I had that, I lived that,” she said.

As well as her own mental health, Minogue explained how she was always mindful of how global fame would impact her own family too.

“I was able to manage that myself and with my family and close friends and navigate those waters. It wasn’t a decision [to stay private], it was a reaction to protect myself and to protect my family because they would go through it with you,” Minogue said.

It comes as she gears up to launch her Las Vegas residency in November at at Voltaire nightclub at The Venetian.

“I’ve performed a couple of times at Vegas, but as part of a tour, and particularly when I did the Showgirl tour in 2004 – at that time we said, ‘oh, this feels like a Vegas show,’” she previously explained at a news conference in Los Angeles.

‘Padam Padam’, the lead single off Tension, reached number eight on the UK chart, making it her first top ten hit since ‘All the Lovers’ in 2010. She is expected to tour UK arenas in 2024.

Buy Kylie’s issue of Rolling Stone UK here, on news stands now.