Golden is the fourteenth studio album by Australian-British singer-songwriter Kylie Minogue. It was released on 6 April 2018 by BMG Rights Management. A large portion of the album was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee.
The album has spawned three singles and one promotional single. "Dancing" served as the album's lead single, on 19 January 2018. It serves as Minogue's first single with BMG Management, with the official audio premiering on her YouTube channel that same date. It received critical acclaim from music critics for its music and production, with many of them highlighting it as one of her best singles. Commercially, the song performed moderately on record charts; it peaked at number 46 in Australia and number 38 in the United Kingdom and entered charts in Belgium, France, Hungary, New Zealand and Spain. Dancing is Minogue's 51st single to make it into the UK Top 40. In the United States, "Dancing" became her 14th number-one single on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart in it's 12 May 2018 issue. "Stop Me from Falling" was released as the second single on 9 March 2018. A live video, recorded at her promotional Kylie Presents: Golden tour, was released on her YouTube channel on 29 March. It achieved positive commentary from music critics for its production and hooks. The single charted in the United Kingdom at number 78 and reached the top 50 in digital categories in Australia, France and Japan. One day later, on 30 March, "Raining Glitter" was released as the album's first promotional single and debuted at number 188 on the French Digital Singles Chart. A remix version of "Stop Me from Falling" was announced by Minogue on 18 April 2018, which features Cuban musical duo Gente De Zona. A music video was shot two months prior to its announcement in Havana, Cuba. A music video for title track "Golden" was also filmed in Cuba and, on 28 May 2018, premiered on YouTube in celebration of Minogue's 50th birthday. She later confirmed on social media that "Golden" is the third single from the album. It impacted Italian radio stations on 29 May 2018.
Golden was released on 6 April 2018 in physical and digital formats and served as Minogue's first record with BMG. The album is being distributed in various formats including a standard digipack and a deluxe edition that features the bonus tracks—"Lost Without You", "Every Little Part of Me", "Rollin'" and "Low Blow"—a large 32-page coffee table book that includes the vinyl and CD, and a cassette tape. Additionally, a signed white label vinyl was released through her official website, and also featured an exclusive picture disc vinyl that is housed with an alternative cover art for Golden. On Minogue's website, the album was placed in several bundles that included various content including T-shirts, vinyl copies of the single "Dancing", and promotional pictures of the singer. A clear vinyl was issued through selected markets in the United Kingdom, limited to 4,000 copies. Furthermore, 4,000 cassette tapes were made available through the singer's website; after they sold out, an additional 1,000 copies were printed and signed personally by Minogue.
The creative direction and design for Golden were developed by Australian art director and graphic designer Leif Podhajsky, whereas the photography was taken by British photographer Simon Emmett. In a lengthy article talking about the artwork, Idolator's Mike Wass commented, "She casually poses on a sofa with tousled hair and minimal make-up. There's even a (sequined) guitar next to her, not an instrument you would normally associate with the Queen of dance/pop."
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