''I don't spend much time being nostalgic,'' notes Kylie Minogue. And yet, since 2008 is a milestone year for the dance-pop singer, reflection is in order. Besides turning 40, she's releasing her 10th album fittingly titled X (out April 1) which marks a sonically upbeat return after her struggle with breast cancer. A now-healthy Minogue sat down with EW to talk about getting back to business.
How difficult was it returning to music after fighting cancer?
I was determined not to make an album full of songs about a two-year period in my life. I wanted to acknowledge my illness but [also keep] doing songs that make you feel good. Some people say there isn't the insight.... They [expect] this darkness in my life, but it was never quite like that.
Then again, a lot of other people do like the little vixen catsuit Kylie
of five years ago.
I was wearing one recently [for the video ''Wow''], and I found myself saying, ''How come I'm in a catsuit again?'' We'll see if I'll become entirely sensible one day.
Conquering America still isn't a priority for you but what about your
huge gay following here?
Can I just apologize to them? They're always saying, ''Will you please come back?'' with that pleading look. As soon as I can, I will. It might not be a huge tour, but I'm trying.... I'm also working on a film musical, just getting the story line done. That's a tall mountain to climb.