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‘Dancing (Initial Talk Remix)’: Kylie Minogue’s Country Detour Gets a Fab ’80s Makeover

Kylie Minogue Dancing Initial Talk Remix Golden

Look, Kylie Minogue is feeling the country fantasy.

That’s not just me jumping to conclusions because of the twangy sound of “Dancing,” nor because of the line-dancing and cowboy boots-filled music video. The whole Golden album, as The Sunday Times terrifyingly put it, “sees Minogue in her new incarnation as country-music babe.”

Sure, I get that some people might be curious, or possibly even excited, to hear Kylie get her yee-haw on. And I know that others are keeping their faith in the Mighty Aphrodite’s ability to craft a solid tune regardless of genre. But I’ve lived to tell one too many times for my liking as a pop star opts to go cowboy style – and I’m mostly, very selfishly, nervous. (Our Disco Needs Her, but she might be too busy joyriding around Nashville in a Shelby ’68 this time around…)

In the meantime, there’s this momentary escape from bad dreams of banjos, gee-tars and Bud Light Dive Bar Tours: a sparkling, synth-y, stuttering ’80s remix of Kylie’s “Dancing” – now made infinitely more danceable – from the makers of That Really Good Dua Lipa “New Rules” Remix.

It’s instant Stock Aitken Waterman pop nostalgia, supplying the Gay Agenda-advancing dance floor joyousness we’ve largely come to associate with the “Spinning Around” pint-sized pop princess.

If only Initial Talk were at the helm of this project! We should be so lucky.

“Dancing” was released on January 19. (iTunes)

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