Kylie Minogue Marks 25 Years Of Pop Music
It's been a quarter of a century since 'The Locomotion' was released in 1987! Yet Kylie Minogue, the original ‘Neighbours sweetheart’ and the only woman to look that good in gold hotpants, is still making music 25 years on, and she is ready to celebrate it!
Kylie has chosen to mark this incredible milestone with a year of surprises and gifts for her fans. To kick-start the celebrations, Kylie released a specially recorded acoustic version of 'Finer Feelings' (a Stock and Waterman hit from 1992) available to view at Kylie.com. The release is the first in a series of especially commissioned new video recordings of classic Kylie songs, recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. Further tracks will be made available periodically throughout the year. The songs that have been recorded are a surprise and will be revealed on the day they become available.
Kylie asked her fans to 'tweet to unlock' the video, requiring 25,000 people to tweet #k25fans from 7pm on Wednesday 25th January in order for the video to become 'unlocked' and available for everyone to view. Within minutes #k25fans became the number four trending topic worldwide on Twitter and the number one trending topic in the UK. It took just 90 minutes to reach the target of 25,000 tweets and for the video to be made available to view online.
Kylie re-entered the studio last year, following her spectacular 'Aphrodite: Les Folies' world tour, and teased fans throughout the process on Twitter with photos from inside the studio. She has been recording with long time collaborators and renowned producers Steve Anderson and Colin Elliot, the amazing Aphrodite Band, four backing vocalists and a 24 piece string orchestra, led by Cliff Masterson.
This track will be the first glimpse at what Kylie has in store for fans in 2012, but much more is promised for the rest of the year.