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Listen: Kylie Minogue goes back to the groove in 'Into the Blue'

Listen: Kylie Minogue goes back to the groove in 'Into the Blue'
Kylie Minogue has released a new single, "Into the Blue," from an album due out in March. (Warner Bros. Records)

Kylie Minogue has spent much of her time lately in what we might call art-school mode.

There was a collaboration with the experimental Icelandic band Múm. There was her appearance in a documentary about Nick Cave. And there was an album of orchestral renditions of her biggest hits.

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School's out, though, in the Australian pop diva's new single, "Into the Blue," which layers words about running free and leaving it all behind over a thumping disco groove with only one thing on its mind.

Produced by Mike Del Rio (who also did Selena Gomez's delightfully raunchy "Birthday"), the song is the first sampling from a studio album, "Kiss Me Once," due March 18. According to a press release, the disc -- Minogue's dance-oriented follow-up to 2010's "Aphrodite" -- also features input from Pharrell Williams, Ariel Rechtshaid, Greg Kurstin and Sia, who served as the set's executive producer.

Listen to "Into the Blue" below.

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