Kylie Minogue reveals desire to have child in new song
Melbourne: Kylie Minogue has dropped her strongest hint yet about her hopes and dreams of becoming a mother, after she related her new single ‘Flower’ as “a love song to the child I may or may not ever have.”
The 44-year-old singer wrote the highly-personal ballad in 2007 while undergoing treatment for breast cancer.
Previously performed only live, the ‘I Should Be So Lucky’ hitmaker finally recorded ‘Flower’ on her new album ‘The Abbey Road Sessions,’ which will be released on October 26.
The lyrics of the song include, “I’m waiting for your gentle whisper, distant child . . . can you feel me as I breathe life into you . . . I know one day you’ll amaze me.”
Minogue told national music writer Cameron Adams, “People who have heard the lyrics have asked if I’m feeling broody.”
“They don’t realise the story of the song. It’s a love letter to the child I may or may not ever have. I was coming out of (cancer) treatment. You’re told ‘We can’t determine what your future’s going to be, this is what you’re up against’,” the Daily Telegraph quoted her, as saying.
“Somehow within me I thought OK, I have to be realistic but I have to be hopeful as well,” she said.
Minogue, who has been dating Andres Velencoso since 2008, said she has not ruled out becoming a mother.
“Without sounding too cosmic or out-there I feel there’s a spirit there,” she said.
“I don’t know whether it will become anything else or not. It’s a weird one to talk about. I’m consistently asked ‘Are you going to have children?’ and I hate the question. Now I’ve got a song that is pretty much about just that.
“The song is still a question. It’s a question I don’t know the answer to,” she added.