Even in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, singer-songwriter Kylie Minogue has been very busy recording her latest album and releasing her wine range.
The Independent reported that the singer has been "really busy, setting up a home studio and learning so much about remote recording." Minogue also shared that there were technical obstacles and a steep learning curve in her new venture, but still thankful for the progress of her new album.
"I've been riding the emotional wave along with the rest of the world, but creativity has been a big help," the now-52-year-old artist added.
The home studio is the latest step Minogue has taken to work on her album. It follows last week's update from Alistair Norbury, president of Kylie's record BMG. Norbury confirmed with Music Week that the "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" singer has even started learning music production software "Logic" to record and engineer her own vocals.
"She's got herself a home studio and decided that, if there's one thing she can do during this time, it's to learn to engineer and record her own vocals," the BMG brass said.
Kylie Minogue's upcoming quarantine-recorded album will mark her 15th studio album following 2018's "Golden," which was released to positive reception. Critics raved over the wide range of topics Minogue wrote on sincerely and personally in the 12-track album. "Golden" peaked the UK Albums, Digital, and Independent Albums charts.
Aside from her ongoing production work with her 15th album, the "Pop Princess" is also set to launch her own southern French rosé later Thursday, May 28. The launch of her wine range coincides with the artist's 52nd birthday.
The Drinks Business, a leading European drinks publication, shared in an exclusive that Kylie's upcoming rosé boasts a mix of 80% Carignan and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from the southern part of France. The salmon pink wine was left with its lees for three months in stainless steel containers.
The drinks publication also shared that Minogue had the inspiration to have her own wine range when she drank Provence rosé during the hot Nashville nights she experienced in the middle of recording "Golden."
"While dining outdoors one night, my manager Polly and I were drinking Whispering Angel to cool down from the heat, which got me thinking how great it would be to have my own rosé," Minogue told Drinks Business.
Minogue also designed the rosé bottle's label, a minimalist approach with her signature above a relief print of her name in a pattern.
The Australian-British singer, born Kylie Ann Minogue, began her music career with her self-titled debut album in 1988. In the early 90s, she released a series of hits popular in both Australia and the UK including her version of "The Loco-Motion" and "Step Back In Time."
Minogue moved to more serious and personal songwriting, leading to the release of albums "Kylie Minogue" in 1994 and "Impossible Princess" in 1997. Both albums were released to positive reception and commercial success.
In 2000, Minogue returned to her disco-rooted sound with "Light Years" in 2000 followed by "Fever" in 2001, which introduced her to a wider audience with the breakthrough hit "Can't Get You Out Of My Head."