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Kylie Minogue reveals her new album was inspired by her break up

'There's a little bit of heartbreak, I would say'

Clarisse Loughrey
Monday 16 October 2017 15:26

Kylie Minogue says recording her new album has helped her come to terms with her break up.

The Australian pop star ended her engagement to actor Joshua Sasse back in February. The pair originally met on the set of US TV show Galavant during the summer of 2015, with Minogue confirming her engagement in February of last year.

"There's a little bit of heartbreak, I would say," Minogue told The Sun. "Mostly I try to reflect where I am. Definitely, in the last year, there's been some of that but we bounce back. Most of it is super positive and inspiring, as a note to self as much as anything else. I'm feeling great right now."

"It was cathartic," she said of the recording process. "It was good. In the studio, it's a slightly weird concept to be spending seven, eight, nine hours in a room with people sometimes you don't know. If you're working with good people it's the perfect place to deal with stuff."

The album was recorded in Nashville, so there's a chance Minogue's new outlook may have something of a country twang, much like Lady Gaga's stripped back approach on Joanne.

"I went to Nashville for two weeks and that became the album. I did a lot of work on the album before that but Nashville had a profound effect on me. The songs are very storytelling and story-based. It was so great to do things a little bit differently," she added.

She also promised live shows next year, with the first single off her album expected to drop in January.

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