SINGLE REVIEW: Kylie Minogue – Padam Padam

Following the success of her retro-pop record “DISCO” in 2020, Kylie Minogue is backing it up with another exploration into the pure pop world of her discography. Her forthcoming sixteenth studio album “Tension” is slated for a September 22 release, and to celebrate the announcement she’s dropped the infectious lead single to a very excited response from fans and critics alike. 

“Padam Padam” is the playful Kylie that fans remember originally falling in love with. It’s a pop song that’s mission is to have you dancing, smiling, and singing along. There’s no deep lyrical agenda, and instead it’s all just a bit of ridiculous fun to get you back on your feet and dancing to her immediately recognisable vocals. Sonically, it’s the experimental dance-pop reminiscent of her “X” era. And with it’s foot-to-the-floor styled beat, it’s one that you’re going to hear on heavy rotation in gay clubs worldwide.

The horny and seductive track is all about Kylie wanting to take a guy home after seeing him out in the club. It references the noise your heart makes when it skips a beat and gets excited when you’re around someone. She turns it into this playful and cheeky moment of craving that rendezvous with them. “You look like fun to me. You look a little like somebody I know. And I can tell you how this ends. I’ll be in your head all weekend” she sings during the opening moments of the song. 

“Padam Padam” is a silly and fun pop track that welcomes Kylie Minogue back to the clubs with its unforgettable and repetitive hook.