Playing to a rapturous New York City crowd that greeted her with a loving roar of sound, Kylie Minogue reciprocated the very vocal adoration from her fans by treating them to a previously unheard song -- and an unplanned second encore -- at her Monday (June 25) night concert.
"I'm going to do something I've basically never done before – play a demo for you," Minogue told the crowd. "We write so many songs [in the process of making an album]. I don't even know how many songs were written in the process of making Golden, but a stack. [Some songs] don't make it, and you hold on and you're attached for one reason or another. This particular one didn't fit the framework of the album."
Entitled, appropriately enough, "New York City," it was clear within seconds why Kylie left it off the Nashville-tinged 2018 album: It's a funky, disco-meets-freestyle strutter that sounds straight out of an early '80s Manhattan club, complete with a cheeky rapped portion with flavors of Blondie's "Rapture." It's a shame this song didn't make the album, though – the crowd was already singing along halfway through, and when the concert finally wrapped, "New York City" was the song most people were singing on their way out – despite having heard it for the first time just an hour prior.