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Black and White
Kylie + Garibay
Song by Kylie Minogue featuring Shaggy
From the album Kylie + Garibay
Released 11 September 2015 (2015-09-11)
Recorded 2015
Genre Electronic
Length 3:37
Label Parlophone
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Giorgio Moroder
  • Fernando Garibay
Kylie + Garibay track listing
"Black and White"
(1)
"If I Can't Have You"
(2)
Music Video
Kylie + Garibay ft

Kylie + Garibay ft. Shaggy - Black and White

"Black and White" is song by Kylie Minogue from her EP Kylie + Garibay (2015). The song features Shaggy and appears as the first track on the EP. It was released as the first track from the EP on September 11, 2015. Production of the song was handled by Moroder and Garibay, while it was written by Kylie, Garibay and Whitney Phillips. To promote the EP, Minogue released a music video for "Black and White" on September 11, 2015, which was edited by Benjamin Ricart and directed by Katerina Jebb.

Background

In 2014, it was reported that Kylie was working on an EP with Fernando Garibay, following her departure from Roc Nation.

Reception

Critical reception

"Black and White" has received positive reviews from music critics, with Robbie Daw of Idolator saying, "somehow Kylie has found her old-school dance music mojo again, and we’re all the better for it". Digital Spy, whilst expressing surprise at the collaboration, nevertheless said, "there's something oddly warming about Shaggy's slightly stilted rap reassuring Kylie: "I need you in my arms, girl"".

Commercial performance

"Black and White" first appeared on the charts in Scotland, debuting at number 72.

Music video

The music video for "Black and White" premiered on Kylie's YouTube channel on the day of the songs release, and was directed by Katerina Jubb. Robbie Daw from Idolator likened the visual to that of the Hollywood golden era, "looking like a silver screen goddess from Hollywood’s golden age in a little two-piece number, shaking her flawless body around in a wedding veil and showing off her hula dancing skills." Rebecca Merriman for Daily Mirror similarly noted, "shot in black and white, with some distortion, the sensual vintage style video echoes old Hollywood and is definitely a departure from her Showgirl days" and went on to note, "there are some stranger moments - like when she hangs off a tree - but it is proper vintage Kylie behaviour".

Lyrics

Shoot it
Talk to me girl

These photographs don't relieve me
They're all I have of you since you left
Seeing you smile is so misleading
It's black and white, you ain't coming back to me

It's black and white, you ain't coming back to me
It's black and white

Smile for me, smile for me
It's all that I have left to
Remind me, remind me
That life is perfect when you
Lie to me, lie to me
So that I don't ever have to let you go

Smile for me, smile for me
Like in those photographs
That remind me, remind me
Oh how I love the way you
Lie to me, lie to me
So that I don't ever have to let you go

Now everything's out of focus
Since you left, baby nothing's clear
I'd rather keep this illusion
And pretend you're still right here with me

It's black and white, you ain't coming back to me
It's black and white

Smile for me, smile for me
It's all that I have left to
Remind me, remind me
That life is perfect when you
Lie to me, lie to me
So that I don't ever have to let you go

Smile for me, smile for me
Like in those photographs
That remind me, remind me
Oh how I love the way you
Lie to me, lie to me
So that I don't ever have to let you go
So that I'll never have to let you go

No more shady here - I want to know
I won't have to let you go now
Shoot it!
Here we go one time
Without your love, I'm lost girl
You know, you can't replace me
I need you in my arms, girl
Won't you come back and save me
Without your love I'm lost, girl
You know, you can't replace me
I need you in my arms, girl
Won't you come back and save me

Smile for me, smile for me
It's all that I have left to
Remind me, remind me
That life is perfect when you
Lie to me, lie to me
So that I don't ever have to let you go

Smile for me, smile for me
Like in those photographs
That remind me, remind me
Oh how I love the way you
Lie to me, lie to me
So that I don't ever have to let you go

Life ain't black or white
Let me take you back tonight
Let me bring you back to life
Let me put the spark in your life
Give it to me then girl i'll make
Make fifty one shades of grey
You won't get up from where you lay
Breakfast in bed, girl I don't play
When you with me, girl you're alright
Worst mistake was saying "bye bye"
Angel clipped your wing you can't fly
One load does the sync in the pipe

I, I, miss you girl
I, I, need you girl
I, I, miss you girl
I, I, need you girl
I, I, need you girl
I, I, need you girl
I, I, need you girl
I, I, need you girl
I, I, need you girl
I, I, need you girl