‘I just felt so drained’: Kylie Minogue reveals the ‘dramatic meltdown’ she had while recording her new album alone in lockdown
Kylie Minogue was forced to record her new album during the coronavirus lockdown to meet release deadlines.
And while she was able to complete the album on time, the pop princess has admitted that the pressure and solitary conditions caused her to have a meltdown.
‘I’d been going at such a pace every day and juggling different writers, producers and schedules and trying to be prepared – it really wore me out,’ the 52-year-old told Music Week.
‘It really wore me out’: Kylie Minogue says that recording her album alone in lockdown took a toll on her
‘I had a slight, well, meltdown. Probably sounds a bit dramatic, but I realised I’d been going at such a pace because I was driven to get this done.’
The songstress described the recording process as ‘intense’.
‘There was a point near the end where I actually felt just so drained,’ she added.
Speaking to Billboard, Kylie said that she had to buy her own equipment and learn how to record vocals at home to complete her new album.
‘I had a slight, well, meltdown. Probably sounds a bit dramatic, but I realised I’d been going at such a pace because I was driven to get this done,’ she said
‘Lockdown happened, and I had to figure out how to do everything remotely,’ she explained.
‘It was very exciting to get the equipment, fire up my logical-rational brain and find the right place in the house to put it,’ she continued.
‘I was dragging [around] duvets and blankets and clothes racks to make [my lounge room] good for sound.’
‘I had to figure out how to do everything remotely’: Speaking to Billboard , 52-year-old said that she had to buy her own equipment and learn how to record vocals at home
Kylie also taught herself how to use the digital audio workstation software Logic Pro.
‘I got really into it, and I’m annoyed with myself it took this long for me to get a handle on it,’ she admitted.
To help complete the project, Kylie worked closely with producer Sky Adams, using Zoom calls to communicate.
Back in July, Sky detailed the complicated long distance recording process in a lengthy Instagram post.
Long distance: To help complete the project, Kylie worked closely with producer Sky Adams (pictured), using Zoom calls to communicate
‘I started working on this album about 3 weeks before lockdown happened and being faced with these new challenges we had to really dig deep and figure a way to finish it while also blocking out the madness going on the outside world,’ he wrote.
‘Shout out to Kylie being a total boss getting a home studio setup [and] learning to navigate Logic while I also recorded engineered the rest of it from my home…’ he continued.
After thanking the other producers and engineers who helped on the project, Sky finished: ‘We poured our hearts and souls into this and I’m honoured to be a part of hell of a record!’
Kylie’s latest single Magic is out now. Her new album, Disco, drops on November 6.
Coming soon: Kylie’s new album Disco will be out on November 6