Kylie Minogue has revealed it was very "intense" making her new album Disco whilst in lockdown earlier this year.
The 52-year-old star will release her latest record in November – much to the delight of her fans – but it hasn't exactly been an easy process thanks to the events of 2020.
In order to meet her release deadline, the former Neighbours star was forced to record songs whilst in isolation.
Describing the process as "intense", Kylie spoke about the difficulties during an interview with Music Week.
"I’d been going at such a pace every day and juggling different writers, producers and schedules and trying to be prepared – it really wore me out," Kylie said.
"I had a slight, well, meltdown. Probably sounds a bit dramatic, but I realised I’d been going at such a pace because I was driven to get this done."
"There was a point near the end where I actually felt just so drained," she added.
Kylie even resorted to buying her own equipment and learnt how to record vocals at home, in order to get the album completed in time.
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"Lockdown happened, and I had to figure out how to do everything remotely,' she told Billboard.
"It was very exciting to get the equipment, fire up my logical-rational brain and find the right place in the house to put it.
"I was dragging [around] duvets and blankets and clothes racks to make [my lounge room] good for sound," she added.
The songstress also taught herself how to use digital audio workstation software Logic Pro.
"I got really into it, and I’m annoyed with myself it took this long for me to get a handle on it," she said of the experience.
Kylie's new album comes after she admitted she needed a mentor to help her after she found fame on Australian soap Neighbours.
As she enters her fifth pop decade, she admits today’s stars have it much harder because of the scrutiny and nastiness they face on social media.
Talking about Twitter negativity she said: “I honestly don’t know how I would have dealt with that. But I do know it was difficult when there were nasty things written (in the media). I’d check myself, were they being nasty or was I just taking it personally?
“But no, a lot of it was just nasty. Even back then, I remember saying to my family or my manager, 'who are these people? Where’s the person that we never get to see and would never say this to my face?' You didn’t have social media where you could react, although I largely don’t react.”
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