By now, Kylie Minogue’s music career has endured ups and downs for well over two decades. But with eleven studio albums under her belt and a twelfth coming later this year, Kylie is a creative force who certainly knows what she is doing.
While other pop stars her age have fallen by the wayside and become nothing more than distant memories from the past, Kylie is still very much at the core of pop music. She is a pop supernova who still has her finger on the pulse of pop music. This couldn’t be more evident than on her new single, “Into The Blue.”
Though “Into The Blue” wouldn’t sound out-of-place on her previous studio album, Aphrodite, the track still sounds fresh, and Kylie has never sounded better. “Into The Blue,” which features production work from Mike Del Rio, is an aural jaunt that’s driven by pulsing beats, confident lyrics and a brisk tempo that underscores a beautiful sense of urgency. While the pulsing melody rips through the song, Kylie’s energetic vocal performance breathes life into the rousing lyrics.
“Into The Blue” is a song about picking yourself up, starting fresh, putting yesterday’s mistakes behind you, and, most importantly, taking control of your own destiny. When Kylie proclaims, at the opening of the song’s chorus, “When I got my back up against the wall, don’t need no one to rescue me. I ain’t waiting up for no miracle,” it’s nothing short of extraordinary. It’s a sentiment we can all understand and identify with.
“Into The Blue” is a confident, ambitious-sounding track that delivers a strong message without coming across as condescending to its listeners. What more could you ask for from a pop song? “Into The Blue” is out March 16th.