Between doom scrolling through your news feed and stockpiling cheap booze for winter, this week has been a wild ride. With the US election ticking on ad infinitum, Boris Johnson announcing a second national lockdown in Britain, and the days getting progressively darker, it’s easy to feel like it’s all getting a bit much. But then Kylie Minogue releases a disco album.
Disco is packed with everything you’ve come to expect from the singer: sugar-rush anthems that take you straight out of your depressive slumber and onto the dancefloor. Perhaps it’s strange timing, considering the album is entering a world deprived of sweaty clubs and Pride parades, but Disco joins the likes of Lady Gaga’s Chromatica, Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia, and Carly Rae Jepsen’s Dedicated in providing the perfect pop soundtrack to our escapist fantasies.
Elsewhere, Bree Runway stuns with her debut album, featuring appearances by Missy Elliott and Rico Nasty, east London rapper Dutchavelli releases his first mixtape, and Giggs drops a surprise follow-up to his 2019 album, BIG BAD.