Kylie "2 Hearts"

Kylie "2 Hearts"
How fabulous it is to have the world's best pop star back in form after battling and defeating cancer over the last couple of years. Hell, even while she was recovering, Kylie Minogue was multi-tasking many different projects, including the launch of a perfume (Darling), a children's book (The Showgirl Princess), a forthcoming documentary (White Diamond), and the continuation of her Showgirl tour, not to mention the writing and recording of next month's X, her first album in four years. "2Hearts" is the comeback single and it's a corker. Never before has Kylie been so rock-oriented and erm, blonde. Written and produced by unknown UK electro pop act Kish Mauve (expect them to capitalise big time from this), the immediate listen isn't the one you should trust - it's the third or fourth, and then you'll be hooked. Slow-burning and oozing with sex, Kylie is in peak form here, with a seductive voice that smoulders over a Scissor Sisters-ish piano gallop. Expect it to be her biggest single, at least over on these shores, since "Can't Get You Out of My Head." And the video! Miss Minogue assumes the blonde bombshell role, serenading a diamond encrusted mic that could pass for Damien Hirst's $100 million skull. It doesn't get any hotter than that. (Rumour has it she might finally get over to North America for a tour in 2008. Fingers crossed!)