Posts by Maura Johnston
- Maura Johnston at Rolling Stone14 days ago
Australian megadiva Kylie Minogue's 12th album, Kiss Me Once , plants its pop flags in a lot of different territories — splashy, bell-accented love songs ("Kiss Me Once"), Pharrell-assisted flirtation ("I Was Gonna Cancel"), forward-thinking balladry (the Ariel Rechtshaid-produced "If Only") and even a besotted duet with Enrique Iglesias ("Beautiful"). But the song getting the most buzz right now is "Sexercize," a buzzy booty-shaker co-written by Kiss co-executive producer Sia Furler; to shed light on the many variations on the song's titular theme, Minogue and a slew of collaborators (including the director Roman Coppola, the astrologers Starsky + Cox and National Geographic TV) have launched Sexercize.tv. Rolling Stone spoke with Minogue about the site, preparing Kiss Me Once and the perils of being chatty onstage.