Six Things You Didn’t Know About Impossible Princess
Most people overlook the “Indie Kylie” phase of her career, but Kylie Minogue’s Impossible Princess is actually one of my favourite albums of all time. Today I thought I’d share some interesting facts about this particular recording.
- After the death of Princess Diana, Impossible Princess was released as Kylie Minogue in the UK, causing much confusion as her most recent previous release had also been self-titled.
- It was released in Japan two months earlier than anywhere else in the world.
- One of Kylie’s main influences when writing the album was Garbage – she’d been introduced to their music by then-boyfriend Stéphane Sedanoui [who had previously directed several film clips for Shirley & co].
- Both “I Don’t Need Anyone” and “Some Kind of Bliss” were written by James Dean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers fame.
- It was the first album to feature songs composed solely by Kylie. She wrote “Too Far” on a grand piano. Prior to her “indie” phase she’d been too scared to try writing things properly by herself.
- The video clip for “Some Kind of Bliss” features a rugged-looking Dexter Fletcher.