Kylie Minogue might be responsible for some of the most memorable and exciting music videos in pop history, but we have to admit her latest video for the single ‘I Was Gonna Cancel’ is not among her best.
Kylie unveiled the video for the song - the second single to be taken from her latest album ‘Kiss Me Once’ - on Friday, which sees her wearing a pretty standard jeans and shirt combo while standing in the middle of a bustling crowd and singing along to the Pharrell Williams-produced track while people walk around her.
And anyone hoping to see some iconic Kylie choreography will be disappointed to see that save for some occasional arm-swishing moves, she’s pretty still throughout the video.
All we can say is that after the furore surrounding her controversial ‘Sexercize’ video, which saw the pop diva performing some pretty sizzling dance moves while straddling an exercise ball, she’s obviously taken a more family-friendly approach this time around.
Kylie said of the ‘I Was Gonna Cancel’ video: “This video is an abstract look at pedestrian life and how we're all just trying to get through and rise above everyday challenges.
“I found myself almost directing traffic and it made me think about how we're all just trying to negotiate our way through day to day life.”
That’s all well and good, Kylie, but a dance routine wouldn’t have killed you.
The song’s lyrics, which deal with overcoming difficulties and embracing life, are based on a real life incident during the recording process where Kylie was “having the worst day” and literally wanted to cancel her studio session with Pharrell, who has previously worked with everyone from Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus to Gwen Stefani and Madonna.
She previously revealed to the Evening Standard: “I had two days with him and did two songs, one of which is on my album and it's called I Was Gonna Cancel - because I was having the worst day. Everything was too much.
"So my second day going in I was literally talking to myself saying, 'Keep it together, this is a very important day, it's Pharrell.' And I burst into tears as soon as I got there. That's why he wrote 'I Was Gonna Cancel' as I didn't feel like going, but had to.”
After working with Pharrell, Kylie recently performed a very different kind of collaboration, singing her hit ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’ live with a nun on ‘The Voice of Italy’.