Life and death

Kylie Minogue dances with DEATH in new video — and it paradoxically gives us LIFE

Feel like grappling with the heavy stuff today?

Then today is not your day.

While Kylie Minogue’s new video isn’t exactly The Seventh Seal, it nonetheless stars the Grim Reaper. In fact, it stars a whole dance troupe of romping Grim Reapers, who gamely cast aside their scythes to gleefully dance with Kylie along to her new single “Dancing,” a country-tinged affair that’s all about going out in a blaze of glory.

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Directed by Sophie Muller and shot at London’s Bush Hall, the video is not a remotely dark affair, and seeks to affirm that death isn’t a particularly dark affair, either.

“Life’s all just moments which all join up,” Kylie says. “Some of them are great, and some of them are less than sparkling – but ultimately I wanted this video to reflect the celebratory nature of the song.”

“I always thought I could learn routines quickly but this was different. However, by the time I had to dance with the Grim Reaper at the end I had mastered it. And if that’s not a funny allegory for life I don’t know what is!”

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Kylie’s new album Golden will be released April 6.