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Kylie Minogue releases surprise new song ahead of greatest hits album

Kylie Minogue releases surprise new song ahead of greatest hits album

kylie in a gold dress standing on a balcony

Australian pop star Kylie Minogue has delighted fans by releasing the studio version of a song she first teased last year.

Released on 3 May, the new track called New York City is a homage to the Big Apple. Originally recorded for her most recent studio album Golden, she performed the track as a medley on the world tour of the same name.

‘Kylie debuted New York City during the disco section of the Golden tour,’ former pop music radio presenter Leo Stubbing told Gay Star News.

‘It’s the perfect disco pop with a catchy chorus that will get everyone spinning around on the dance floor. You won’t get it out of your head.

‘With Kylie liking my tweet this week I thought my week couldn’t get any better, but the new track is fabulous.’

The new release comes just a day after Minogue announced she would release a new greatest hits album called ‘Step Back In Time – The Definitive Collection’ on 28 June. New York City is the only original song on the 42-track release.

A 31 year career

June will be a big month for the pop star who will play the Glastonbury Festival for the first time in her career. Minogue was due to play Glastonbury in 2005 but had to pull out after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

The 50-year-old singer admitted putting the track list together for Step Back In Time was like going through an old box of memories.

‘It felt like the right time to celebrate. And I’m looking at the tracklist now,’ she told The Sun.

‘There’s so much behind each and every one of the songs. It’s been pretty overwhelming, putting this together.

“I say to people it’s like if you’re moving house and you start going through boxes. It’s like how a box of photos or books or whatever to someone else is just a shoe box of stuff, but for you there’s so much attached to that — memories and nostalgia, good and bad. All of it’s in there.

‘Was it emotional? Yeah, it was, definitely. But a lot of emotions. There’s pride, there’s some embarrassment, there is absolute disbelief at what I’m looking at, going, “I just would not have seen this coming at 19 years old, releasing my first single”.’