Singer Kylie Minogue has honed the skill of "feeling the fear and doing it anyway" in her journey of dealing with critics. Reflecting on her illustrious career, she shared her most cherished memories, highlighting the countless micro-moments of overcoming challenges and defying naysayers.
"There's a never-ending list of micro-moments of getting past this, getting past that (and) every person that tried to write me off. I'm in a good position... but I know the cost. I'm proud that I've found a way to navigate that - feeling the fear and doing it anyway, she told Us Weekly.
Minogue opened up about the immense determination it has taken to persevere in her pop career. At 55 years old, she finds herself amidst her latest comeback with her dance-pop masterpiece 'Tension' and an upcoming Las Vegas residency that's drawing closer. The lead single, 'Padam Padam', struck a chord with a new generation of fans as it went viral online.
Acknowledging the mental and emotional fortitude needed for her journey, Minogue candidly said, "I feel like a lot of good things are coming together at the same time. Every artist that's ever existed was also riddled with insecurity and self-doubt and all of that stuff. But I feel like now it's OK."
"I don't know that everyone knows the extent of what it's taken for me to keep doing this. The respect is there. It's taken it's good old time. I feel a lot more peaceful than I did a while ago," she added.
Minogue also shared her sentiments about her Las Vegas residency, emphasizing that she would have regretted delaying it further. The pop icon, with a career that has spanned since the 1980s, boasting 15 studio albums and 80 million records sold worldwide, is set to grace the same stage as music legends like Sir Elton John, Adele, and Britney Spears when she performs in Sin City this November. For her, this three-month residency arrives at the "perfect time" in her illustrious career, marking another milestone in her journey.