Kiss Me Once

Album: Kiss Me Once (2014)

Songfacts®:

  • The title track of Minogue's twelfth album, the singer described this celebration of romance as "old-school Kylie" during a Facebook listening event.
  • Kylie explained the song's meaning to Radio.com: "'Kiss Me Once' for me, makes me think of that first kiss that could change everything," she said. "And you can't repeat it. It really is that special. Some people might think back to the first kiss of the person that their with, or think of the next first kiss when they meet that person. You say a lot without saying anything with one kiss."
  • Kylie told Radio.com why she named the album after this tune. "Seriously. I'm crazy about that song," she said. "When I rehearse it and perform it with my band we literally, we're like 'can we just nuke the other songs?' because it really pleases us performing that song."

    "For the album, and how it shaped it, not so much the songs on the album, but the visual identity of the album. I knew straight away 'Kiss Me Once' was the title," Kylie continued. "KMO and my initials are KM, so that was a nice little underlying thing. Kiss Me Once" for me, makes me think of that first kiss that could change everything. And you can't repeat it. It really is that special. Some people might think back to the first kiss of the person that their with, or think of the next first kiss when they meet that person. You say a lot without saying anything with one kiss.
  • The song was written by Sia Furler (David Guetta's "Titanium," Rihanna's "Diamonds"). She also acted as co-executive producer on the album. Kylie explained how she hooked up with her fellow Aussie. "I had a few sessions in with Sia in just as for writing and recording sessions," said the singer. I got along with her so well, and I admire her so much I invited her to come on board as co-executive producer, which she said yes, which was great delight and relief for me, because I wasn't sure if that was something she was interested in, but she was."

    "Once she was on board, which was right away, I gave her everything I had recorded, which, at that stage, was already a lot of songs," Kylie added. "And, we just worked on that together. I would come back to London, do some more recording here and keep her in the loop. Having a female and Australian girl, one of the coolest girls I know, who has rewritten the rules of pop for herself, I'm in awe. I admire her so much, that she's done things her way. She still really appreciates people like me, who are doing the frontline pop, going out there and selling ourselves and doing things the traditional way. It meant so much to me to have her talent, her love and enthusiasm, it was just brilliant."

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