Savoretti told The Sun
that their collaboration came about when the pair was asked to sing an acoustic cover of The Melodians' gospel song "Rivers Of Babylon
," which was made famous by Boney M. However, Savoretti was keen to tap into Minogue's strength as she's survived so much heartbreak in the past with broken relationships and her cancer bout. When they met up both agreed they didn't want to do the Boney M number, so Savoretti sat at the piano and played the first verse and chorus of "Music's Too Sad Without You."
At first Kylie thought it was "a bit depressing," but the Aussie singer was feeling reflective, so she asked for the microphone and "totally dived into the song." They completed the song together and a month later, Savoretti got the news that the record was included on Kylie's album.