Usher those sweltering, indigo nights of summer with the release of Kylie Minogue’s latest “Timebomb”.
Packing a celebratory punch of her 25 years in the business, the anthem is a simple, adrenalin-laced ode to the dance floor. It’s a shift from the mid tempo sounds of Aphrodite, and a return to more climactic pop.
If “Timebomb” were penned for a different artist, the results would not have been as successful. Yet Minogue is pioneering, mastering the art of delivering a good, fun, sound.
Comparisons to Madonna are inevitable, recalling 2008’s “4 Minutes”, and it’s rather galling sense of real-time urgency. This summer, I’ll be taking Kylie’s detonating pop shock waves over Madonna’s dated, unheroic attempts to prevent them.