Kylie Minogue - Tension

I would class myself a casual Kylie fan, loved Fever...interested in all her singles, album wise dropped off until Disco and then loved it, Magic is one of my favourite songs ever. The initial singles get my interest and then I will give the album a spin...and if it doesn't catch me then I drop off until next album.

For me, Padam Padam really is epic. The production sounds the perfect balance - from a BMG perspective - of keeping all bases enough for fans but cool enough for new audiences. It really is a perfect pop record, gets in your head, simple, makes you bop.

The video for me is another win for BMG - weird lack of colour grading aside - it doesn't really make sense (in a good way), is very hypnotic, love the red and keeps you wanting to view again...the bopping choreography is GENIUS, so infectious.

Overall her best beginning to a promotional campaign since Fever.
I haven’t been on for a while. But have to say Padam Padam is everything I wanted it to be. The sound is sharp, simple and modern - not playing safe but as always retaining Kylie’s DNA. To me it’s her coolest single since Slow and most instant since Can’t Get You Out Of My Head. Don’t get me wrong there have been some epic leads since that have become classic but in terms of a real instantaneous impact this is the one. I also think the video hits the spot well. No criticism from me. Now for it to become a genuine “hit” it needs the streaming numbers and/or a TikTok trend to catch on (the dance routine and the hypnotic sound would lend well to this). I’m not sure either will happen and tbh I’d given up on Kylie having any further singles chart success…. But wouldn’t it be nice if she bucked that trend! Only time will tell - but all lining up nicely for single 2 and the album. Team Kylie and BMG are not playing this time around - they mean business!
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If Hold On To Now was meant to be the lead, can't see it getting as much attention as this somehow, despite it sounding great as well. It would be too similar to what leads we've had before.
This. Had Kylie led yet another era with another emotopop lead when she's already led three of her last four studio albums with an emotopop lead, I can't imagine it receiving the same buzz that "Padam Padam" is receiving. Whatever inspired her to get back into the studio and work with Lostboy is paying off now, imo. It's wild to think that the era might've started earlier and in a more predictable manner if it weren't for that late spark of creativity.


Not to interrupt Padam but I expected a lot more from Kylie for a lead. There has literally never been a better time to be an artist who is favoured by the queer community and she comes with some sort of Bebe Rexha single? We should expect more from her. It could be anyone singing this, there's zero charm or charisma and for the artist who gave us some of the most pivotal moments in pop music to lead her campaign with this is a shame.

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