Kylie Minogue is one out of a few dedicated musicians who dedicate their lives to their music career to see it reach its apex. Kylie though advanced in age (almost 50 years old) still has the nostalgic charismatic sensation in her rhythms. The Australian singer has recorded multiple successes in her musical career tallying fourteen albums in her 30 years of active music. Kylie’s intent for her 50 years of sojourning the earth was to create an album that commemorates her Golden Jubilee celebration, hence the album title Golden. The album is intended to be a form of an autobiography for the songstress telling the story of her transition from a dance queen to the stardom she has enjoyed. Many reformations have been recorded for Kylie’s music style as she was first unveiled vintage-pop then transformed to the sophisticated Kylie we all know today. Though the artist has never attained the pinnacle state where icons like Madonna have conquered, yet her footprints are deeply engraved in the sands of time. Golden is the 14th studio album released on April 6th 2018 by the pop star via BMG/Liberator Music. The 40 minutes track is the first of its kind from Kylie with modern day genre fusion of disco/dance and country-esque pop. Since the album was something personal, no other person was fit to tell the story of Kylie’s life better than herself so the album “Golden” was co-written and co-produced by the artiste. Being one of her most personal efforts, the album is a gallery of life travails including death, failed relationships, dancing and living life to the fullest. Little wonder why the album encapsulates country music and the feeling of home purity as majority of the album was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee. The Australian tinsel fairy recorded Golden shortly after her split from her former fiance. Upon listening to the album, one would mistake having the legendary Madonna on the microphone while doing a full split on the dance floor.
I think by now we all are aware of the writing style of Taylor Swift, I mean what I found is most of her albums mostly deals with the issue of love, breakup or boys and fun part is she always tries to connect her songs with her personal life. So there is reason why most her albums are related to those issues so the reason is quite funny and I feel the biology plays an important role in it, I mean the album like Fearless she released this album when she was just eighteen, I mean as far my knowledge goes that’s the exact age when we all fall in love and gone through all this love struggles, at least I was one of them and that’s the time when our mind works like an idiot so few become poets, few started working out and there are many other ways to get away from this feelings, but when it comes to celebrity like Taylor Swift she was already well established personality at that time so she did the right thing she bought out her pain and grief through her new album and guess what people loved it. What I find interesting is her way of connecting to the young audience I mean she mostly brings those songs that are being loved by the youth population of the society.
How often you have thought of the importance of a colour, I mean from childhood we have been taught that this colour signifies this and this colour signifies that and interestingly we have adopted with that sense of understanding, however till now I haven’t come across any singer who bought this issue until Taylor Swift came up with an album called Red. Initially I thought it was just a random name she gave to her album but when I gone through one of her interviews were, she mentioned about the reason behind using this colour as her album name I realised now she is making sense. She spoke about how red is a symbol of all intense emotions love, anger all are related to this colour, and if you go through her album’s track list you will find songs related to this same emotion she mentioned in her interview. Overall, I believe the album is mostly focused towards the younger generation so I think people will surely enjoy this song.
It was the summer of 2010, and I was about to enter my freshman year of high school in the following months. The three months of no school was filled with lots of running, as I was geared to join the cross-country team. My older brother was going to be a senior and he was already the captain of the team, so it was very welcoming and motivating to train with him and the team, but was a lot of hard work. Every morning, we’d wake up at the crack of dawn, and drive to a dirt-trailed forest of some sort to log miles and miles, and miles, of running. My brother’s teammate usually would pick us up on the way there and he has quite the taste for music, ranging from hardcore rap to folk/bluegrass. Up to this point in time, Hip-Hop was the genre of my liking as most other young black kids gravitate towards, but became enlightened. In his car, he had an aux cord and iPod filled with country music. So every morning, to uplift our spirits and create a happy vibe before hours of grueling training, we listened to the popular country hits at the time. It may have come out 2 years prior to that summer, but one album stuck out amongst the others: Learn to Live by the freshly minted, black country artist Darius Rucker.
I grew up listening to country music that made falling in love with Taylor Swift’s music an easy process for me. Ever since she burst into the music scene in 2006, her emotionally charged songs from the likes of “Today Was A Fairytale”, “You Belong With Me” to the John Mayer-inspired “Dear John” have over the years made a case for Taylor being named among the greatest artistes in recent years. Her fourth studio album Red came at a time when the now 29-year old singer was coming down from an apex of rollercoaster of emotions, which is where the Red name came from. She made mention of the fact that the album’s title was inspired by the "semi-toxic relationships" she had experienced during the process of conceiving this album, with Swift describing the emotions she felt as "red emotions" due to their intense and tumultuous nature. The album was released on the 22nd of October 2012 under Big Machine Records and features Gary Lightbody of the Snow Patrol band as well as British superstar singer Ed Sheeran. Red majorly hovers around Swift's signature themes of love and heartbreak, however, from a more mature perspective while exploring other themes, such as fame and the pressure of being in the limelight. It also will go on to signal Swift’s last involvement in the country music genre that made her the much-loved music artiste from small town Nashville that she is as she gradually embraced the more popular pop genre that heavily influenced production of albums that came after Red. The album turned out to be a huge success, debuting on the Number 1 spot on the US Billboard 200 chart. Its first week sales of 1.21 million copies also turned out to be the third biggest debut for a female artist in the United States history and it became the fastest-selling album in over a decade in the United States. Its worldwide success earned it two Grammy nominations for Best Country Album as well as Album of the year. Red deserves all of the recognition as it happens to probably be Taylor’s last really good album in which she rendered tunes that came all the way from her heart. Red, in many respects, feels like the last pure Taylor Swift album we’ll ever get. It’s not just the last one before her career became consumed by the narratives that grow from it, but also the last one before she completely engineered her music for world domination. The fact that the album’s contents drew inspiration from Taylor’s real-life experiences with dysfunctional relationships she’d endured leading up to the release of the project laced it with as much originality as can be possibly craved by die-hard Taylor Swift fans such as myself. While Red is an all-round great album, its success was well propelled by singles with heavy pop influence with lead single “We Are Never Getting Back Together” and “I Knew You Were Trouble” going on to become fan favorites.