Kylie Minogue teases new duet with Robbie Williams: 'It's very good'
Singer also says she's working on a new pop album and a repackage of her Christmas collection
Kylie Minogue is making sweet musical magic with Robbie Williams once again.
During a recent interview with News.com.au, published Monday, the Australian pop icon revealed she has big plans for a pop music comeback following the release of her last proper album of original material, Kiss Me Once, over two years ago, and a pair of subsequent EPs, 2014’s Sleepwalker and 2015’s Kylie + Garibay.
“I’m working on various things,” she said of her upcoming musical endeavors. “We’ve got some really really good new additions to the Christmas album for this year. I have started work on new material, the way the year’s panned out I won’t have that much time to work on it but my brain’s working overtime.”
One of those things, she told the publication, is recording a new duet with U.K. superstar Robbie Williams, whom she previously collaborated with on the 2000 pop track “Kids,” which reached No. 2 on the British music charts.
“Where it’s going to go I couldn’t tell you, but it’s very good,” Minogue said of the track, which is expected to appear on Williams’ forthcoming album of original material — his first to be released after signing with his new label, Sony Music.
Though her Kylie Christmas album, released late last year, achieved moderate success on music charts in Europe, Minogue told the Australian news site she’s not ruling out the possibility of releasing a holiday-themed tune with her fiancé, actor Joshua Sasse, in the future.
“That’s how we met, singing together on [US musical/comedy TV show] Galavant,” she said. “Why not? A Christmas album would be a good format (for a duet). Don’t hold your breath, nothing’s happened yet, but I don’t see why it shouldn’t happen.”
She added: “I’m so keen to get what’s in my brain out and turn it into what I hear in my head, make that a reality. So new music is really, consistently on my mind. I’ve opened the door and stepped into the room but I’ve yet to spend as much time there as I look.”
Later this year, Minogue will appear on Zoot Woman’s new album, Absence, lending her vocals to the dance track “Still Feels Like the First Time.” The three-piece act is a musical side project for producer Stuart Price, who also worked on Minogue’s 2010 album Aphrodite.