The song is nothing short of a glittering disco bop, with the pop icon in pursuit of the high that only comes from the dance floor. “Cause the clock keeps tickin’ the tock/ I’m not gonna stop, no how, no way/ I’m chasing after midnight/ Show me the way to your heart/ Ready for the start of my real life/ To shine like a light in the dark,” she sings on the ebullient chorus.
For the accompanying music video, she and Years & Years’ Olly Alexander run through non-stop choreography onstage at London’s historic Collins Music Hall, donning matching leopard print coats and lacy black ensembles and even swapping looks with the help of wigs.
“A Second to Midnight” will be featured on Minogue’s upcoming album DISCO: Guest List Edition, which packages her original 2020 album alongside a second disc of bonus tracks, new collaborations with Jessie Ware (“Kiss of Life”) and Gloria Gaynor (“Can’t Stop Writing Songs About You”), and a full slate of remixes. The repackaged Guest List Edition drops November 12th via BMG. Pre-orders are ongoing. Check out the music video for “A Second to Midnight” and the complete tracklist after the jump.
Most recently, the Australian superstar offered up her cover of “Marry the Night” for the 10th anniversary of Lady Gaga’s Born This Way. Coincidentally, the now-solo Years & Years also contributed “The Edge of Glory” to the project’s LGBTQ+ companion album
DISCO: Guest List Edition Artwork:
DISCO: Guest List Edition Tracklist:
02. Miss a Thing
03. Real Groove
04. Monday Blues
06. Say Something
07. Last Chance
08. I Love It
09. Where Does the DJ Go?
10. Dance Floor Darling
12. Celebrate You
01. Till You Love Somebody
02. Fine Wine
03. Hey Lonely
05. A Second to Midnight – Kylie Minogue and Years & Years
06. Kiss Of Life – Kylie Minogue and Jessie Ware
07. Can’t Stop Writing Songs About You – Kylie Minogue and Gloria Gaynor
08. Real Groove – Kylie Minogue and Dua Lipa (Studio 2054 Remix)
09. Say Something (Basement Jaxx Remix)
10. Say Something (F9 Club Remix)
11. Say Something (Syn Cole Extended Mix)
12. Magic (Purple Disco Machine Extended Mix)
13. Real Groove – Kylie Minogue and Dua Lipa (Studio 2054 Initial Talk Remix)
14. Dance Floor Darling (Linslee’s Electric Slide Remix)