Thursday, February 28, 2008

All I See Is Red

You're looking at the cover of "All I See", to be released digitally on the 11th of March as the first American single from "X". Overlooking the lazy artwork (that picture has already been used twice!), it's a relief to finally have some concrete details. "All I See" is my favourite cut from "X" and surely the best choice to spearhead an American campaign. However, I'm appalled by the decision to pollute the song with a completely unnecessary rap interlude courtesy of Mims. I guess Baby Bash was busy.

The beauty of "All I See" is its ability to evoke memories of American pop before it succumbed to rent-a-rappers and soulless grooves. The rap doesn't destroy what is otherwise a perfect pop song but it leaves a sour taste in my mouth. In my opinion, Kylie's distinctly un-American pop sound is her biggest asset for a US campaign. It makes her stand out from the crowd, while Americanized Kylie just sounds like any other ho on the radio. What's next? "Wow" featuring T-Pain for US audiences? If this is just a ploy to get Kylie some US airplay, then so be it. I take some heart from the fact that the digital release appears to be the fantastic album version of "All I See". Hopefully sanity will prevail and we'll get the original version for the inevitable international release!

Oh, one last piece of Kylie news. According to my contacts, "In My Arms" will be the 3rd single in the UK and Australia - not "The One". I know some fans will be disappointed but I hope it's true. It would be a shame to waste "In My Arms" and they can always save "The One" for a later single. It just leaves the burning question - when is the hugely underrated "Stars" gonna get some loving?

22 comments:

Arlen said...

All I See is a fantastic tune! Nice to see it getting a release somewhere at least!
Stars to me is probably the most filler song on the album so I hope that doesn't get a release. Having said that it's not as bad as No More Rain, Heartbeat Rock & Cosmic, which is to be the next single in Spain just in case anyone hadn't heard that yet.
Hopefully the 4th single will be Sensitized, The One or Like A Drug. I would even be content with Speakerphone :)

Peibols said...

In my opinion the rap makes the song complete.
It didn't sound perfect to me, but with MIMS sounds better.

But she should've done this from the start.
Like the new In My Arms re-edits.

There are rumours that Cosmic will be 3rd single in Spain.
But it's a rumour.

MagicalFroggy said...

I'm so annoyed IMA is getting a UK release, I just forked out a lot to get the German formats!

}:(

Robpop said...

The One screams 4th single status. The only danger with that is with the epic problems of EMI, Parlophone might not take the X project to a fourth single leaving it with In My Arms. Heres hoping they will! In My Arms is oddly a very good 3rd single.

As for the release of all I see-its wonderful as is the mix. Its a great track. Its up there with the b-side mix of Cruise Control.

Robpop said...

Random thought-Someone MUST do a release a b-side collection for minogue. She's the queen of flipping it over to the other side.

Me said...

They managed to make a dull song even duller! It might manage to get a bit of airplay, but I can't see it doing anything else... though it is about time the Capitol A&R made up their minds about the single and released something...

I have decided that this is Kylie's plan to ensure she doesn't have to bother going to the US ever again. Except on holiday.

The IMA as the next UK single thing was someone saying on sayhey that they heard someone saying it on the radio...

Jamie_movietrip said...

I couldn't agree more Mike. This is just sad and desperate! She could've at least got a lady rapper! It's an abomination, just like the hideous sped up mix of Wow on the video! X has been botched so far IMO. I too love the original All I See, and I don't understand how Stars isn't a fan favourite! Compared to the hideousness of Heart Beat Rock and ludicrousness of Nu-Di-Ty, you'd expect more people to be into it. But we know most other people don't have our exquisite taste in pop perfection.

Mike said...

Hi Arlen, I'm glad "All I See" is getting a release too. I love it, I just wish they hadn't fucked with it! Fingers crossed for some fabulous remixes.

Paola, The new IMA remixes are fantastic. I hear they are commissioning even more for the UK single release, so we should have about 15 official remixes by the time X is done. "Cosmic" Ft David Bisbal for Spain - what do you think?!

Hey MF - I forked out for them too but the UK covers will be different and hopefully Kylie continues to be generous with her fabulous B-sides. I guess this means Europe will get "Wow".

Hi Rob, I totally agree. Kylie should take inspiration from Dannii and release a compilation of B-sides and unreleased crap. It would be the album of the year! I think EMI would be crazy to stop milking X for singles, it hasn't ledt the UK top 40 since release and she has a huge tour all year. I have a feeling they wont waste the video for All I See. I'm willing to bet it will be the 4th UK single.

Jay, I kind of agree with you about Kylie not being overly fussed about the US. I think she'll take it if AIS is a success but I don't think it's a priority or she would be their instead of having a hot lesbian holiday with Natalie Imbruglia in Mauritius!

Jamie, can you believe they forgot to call Jazzi P? Now that would have been FIERCE!

BruDé said...

I really don't like it. All I See is a very good choice of single... I'm glad for once to live in Canade, as we got In My Arms as second single !

MaryCherry said...

I can totally see All i See (feat. Mims) working here in NZ coz Wow has been a big fat flop.

D'luv said...

I've said this elsewhere, but I don't mind the Mims rap at the beginning of the song. Of course, I'd rather have NO Mims, but if that's how they're gonna get her played in the U.S., so be it. BUT, the rapping in the middle of the song just sounds awkward and tacked on.

Mike said...

Brude - All I See is the next single in Canada too! IMA is only getting an iTunes release there.

Aaron & Robbie, I'm actually starting to find the rap kind of funny. Hopefully it does the trick in places like the US & NZ. As long as it never see the light of day in Australia & Europe!

Anonymous said...

Maybe you should try to get a life, instead of criticizing or being ambiguous on female only singers... You seem to have a lot of time to waste on the web. Get a life !

D'luv said...

Get off your lazy snatch and post something!

Mike said...

Cheers Anon - Nice to know I have fans.

Robbie, I'm still recovering from mardi gras! I'll try to slap something together tonight if I can think straight. I feel like my head is full of jelly.

Me said...

I bet "anonymous" is a sad, bitter Troll Of The Doodoo and a total closet case. Either that or its ROQU'ISHA!

Courtney Act said...

I am so confused by Kylie's releases. Why are there different singles all over the world?

Is the reasoning behind releasing different songs in different Countries to do with the song suiting that market better?


I am loving the album none the less..

xx

Mike said...

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The different singles are really confusing. "All I See" was considered to be a better fit for US radio. "In My Arms" was going to be the second single everywhere until it was pulled at the last minute in the UK after Kylie performed "Wow" on X Factor. I think Australia just followed the UK, while Europe stuck with "In My Arms". It's all a bit of a mess!

Shane said...

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