Joanne is shook: There’s a new purveyor of twang in town, and her name is Kylie Minogue.
The Australian superstar debuted the rollicking visual for her new single “Dancing” Thursday morning, and the clip — which sees the 49-year-old sporting bejeweled cowboy boots and sparkling, Elvis-inspired getups —signals a country-fied image overhaul for the singer-songwriter.
Helmed by veteran director Sophie Muller, the “Dancing” video sees Minogue strumming her glittery guitar when she’s not mixing pop choreography with line dancing among a group of dancers putting a sexy spin on Western attire.
“I’ve danced more than I’ve danced in years,” Minogue said Tuesday in a video teaser, also revealing that the project was filmed at London’s historic Bush Hall music venue.
“Dancing” debuted on Jan. 19 as the lead single from Minogue’s forthcoming album Golden, which she told BBC Radio 2’s Chris Evans was inspired by the songwriting aesthetic of Nashville artists.
“I was a little bit fragile when I started working on this album,” she said, seemingly referencing her breakup from actor Joshua Sasse. “It was a really good time to be honest and work through everything, and give a snapshot of where I am in my life…. A lot of it was done in Nashville, and that taught me about putting more story into the song…. And then you can take that song and produce that any way you want.”
Golden is out April 6. Watch the “Dancing” music video above.