Anyone else get the feeling that Ke$ha finished filming this video and suddenly the label were like “wait a minute, this looks really cheap and shit - quick, stick an Instagram filter over the top, that’ll hide the damage!”, only it still looked naff so they stuck a load of fucking glowing diamonds on it as well?
So I blinked and suddenly Ke$ha turned into an amazing live performer. Here she is doing Die Young for the very first time. Warning: this video includes decent vocals, bare-chested men, choreography (!) and a drum being pounded away at.
Icona Pop have a new single from their Swedish debut album. The rest of the world will get a different single and just an EP. We Got The World sounds pretty similar to Ke$ha’s Die Young to these ears, and ultimately suffers from the same problems: effortlessly generic and lacking the punch that made their earlier material stand out. Hopefully the rest of the new tracks (including a version of I Love It featuring goth pop princess Charli XCX) will be much more exciting.
Ke$ha’s Die Young - one of those cases where it’s brilliant to have the artist back in our lives, and the song IS kinda catchy, but you don’t really want to like it because all the attitude has been diluted and also it sounds like Starships and she’s just, like, so much better than that, you know? But you know it will probably be all over radio and you’ll be humming it for the rest of the cold nights.
Ah well. Fingers crossed that the album has some of that wit and sass in there, cos this does not.
Reportedly this is a little preview of Ke$ha’s brand new single Die Young - presumably the glitter-obsessed star is whistling the melody of the chorus. You can’t really get much from it, but I’ll go out on a limb and say it kinda sounds like standard, sing-song Ke$ha. Either way, colour me excited.