Kylie Minogue is in touching distance of the UK Top 10 as Padam Padam reaches a new chart peak.
The lead single from her upcoming 16th album, ‘Tension’, this week climbs into the Top 20 and hits No. 12, tying her 2014 single Into The Blue as her highest peak in almost a decade.
Having peaked at No. 6 in the midweeks, the track has proven a slow burn, entering at No. 26 and later climbing to No. 23.
It doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere, with an extended mix released to digital platforms this week and a cassette single available via her online store.
Check out the full list of formats on Kylie’s Official Store.
Padam Padam is one of 11 tracks on ‘Tension’ – alongside previous release 10 out of 10 with Oliver Heldens – of which Kylie says: “I started this album with an open mind and a blank page. Unlike my last two albums there wasn’t a ‘theme’, it was about finding the heart or the fun or the fantasy of that moment and always trying to service the song.
“I wanted to celebrate each song’s individuality and to dive into that freedom. I would say it’s a blend of personal reflection, club abandon and melancholic high.”
For the LP, the pop icon has worked with a number of producers, with seven of the tracks being produced and co-written with her long-time collaborators, Biff Stannard and Duck Blackwell.
Discussing the recording process, Kylie adds: “I loved being back in the studio with my collaborators but was also able to benefit from remote recording, which we have all got used to – my mobile studio never left my side for a year and a half!
“The album is a mix of songs I have written and songs which really spoke to me. Making this album helped me navigate challenging times and celebrate the now. I hope it accompanies listeners on their own journeys and becomes part of their story.”
Tracklist: Kylie Minogue – Tension
1. Padam Padam
2. Hold On To Now
3. Things We Do For Love
5. One More Time
6. You Still Get Me High
8. Green Light
9. Vegas High.
10. 10 Out Of 10 (with Oliver Heldens)
Buy ‘Tension’ on CD and Vinyl.