Skip to main content

Home Music Music News

Kylie Minogue announces “euphoric” new album ‘Tension’

The pop star's 16th album arrives in September

By Charlotte Krol

Kylie poses in a dark pink silk dress on an emerald bed
Minogue's sixteenth studio album is out in September. (Photo: Edward Cooke)

Kylie Minogue has shared details of her new album, Tension.

The follow-up to Minogue‘s 2020 album Disco is released on 22 September via BMG (pre-save here). It’s described in accompanying press material as “a record of euphoric, empowered dance floor bangers and sultry pop cuts”.

The Australian pop star said in a statement: “I started this album with an open mind and a blank page. Unlike my last two albums there wasn’t a ‘theme’, it was about finding the heart or the fun or the fantasy of that moment and always trying to service the song. I wanted to celebrate each song’s individuality and to dive into that freedom. I would say it’s a blend of personal reflection, club abandon and melancholic high.”

Minogue worked with a number of producers on Tension including her longtime collaborator Richard “Biff” Stannard and Disco contributor Duck Blackwell.

Discussing the recording process, Minogue added: “I loved being back in the studio with my collaborators but was also able to benefit from remote recording, which we have all got used to – my mobile studio never left my side for a year and a half! The album is a mix of songs I have written and songs which really spoke to me.

“Making this album helped me navigate challenging times and celebrate the now. I hope it accompanies listeners on their own journeys and becomes part of their story.”

Tension opens with the song ‘Padam Padam’, which will be released as a single soon.

See the new album’s tracklist and cover artwork below.

Album artwork for Tension. (Picture: Press)

Kylie Minogue’s Tension tracklist:

01. ‘Padam Padam’
02. ‘Hold on to Now’
03. ‘Things We Do for Love’
04. ‘Tension’
05. ‘One More Time’
06. ‘You Still Get Me High’
07. ‘Hands’
08. ‘Green Light’
09. ‘Vegas High’
10. ’10 Out of 10′
11. ‘Story’

In 2021, Minogue teamed up with Jessie Ware for the song ‘Kiss Of Life’.

Minogue’s 15th album, Disco, peaked at Number One in the UK in 2020, which made her the first female artist to achieve a UK Number One in five consecutive decades.