I think Ke$ha’s transition from Animal/Cannibal to Warrior was meant to show her credibility evolution from trashy alcopop slut to trashy hipster, and in my humble opinion, the heartwarming C’Mon and it’s newly released adorable video does a much better job of portraying this than the tepid Die Young and it’s Illuminati-esque promo. For Ke$ha to have done better than reach the dizzy heights of the Top 70 in the UK charts, she needed to have a Teenage Dream moment with this campaign, and both fortunately and unfortunately, I think this could be the closest we’re going to get to that.
The second taster of Ke$ha’s highly anticipated Warrior album is C’mon - which basically follows the same formula as Die Young - it’s watered down Ke$ha with all the fun and wackiness taken out. Fortunately this doesn’t meant that Dr Luke and co. have sacrificed crispy beats, Top 40 ready choruses and tight synths. Remember when Katy Perry completely ripped off TiK ToK for California Gurls? Well this is Ke$ha repaying the favour by completely ripping off Teenage Dream… And it works.
Anyone else get the feeling that Ke$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$ha. Either way, colour me excited.
My knowledge of The Flaming Lips extends only to one track, whereas my obsession with Ke$ha currently stands at one studio album, and EP and countless demos, live recordings and heaps of unreleased material.
As you can imagine, I wasn’t sure quite what to expect of their collaboration, but in the end I was actually very disappointed. There’s a way to do this kind of messy, brain pounding music (just ask the likes of M.I.A. and Does It Offend You, Yeah?) and this isn’t exactly my cup of tea - and is nowhere near as good as the last apocalyptic track that the whiskey-chugging singer was involved with.
But I am still eagerly awaiting new songs from Ke$ha. Get a move on girl!
Actually, it does work like that. People like Michael Jackson produced HUNDREDS of songs for their albums. I’m not saying they put that many ON the albums - OBVIOUSLY. That’s not what I meant.
It did not…
I said ‘most artists.’ Most artists don’t write their own music these days, whereas Ke$ha does - in my opinion, that automatically makes her better.
Every single song in the Top 10 on the current Billboard chart was written or co-written by the performing artist. Just because Rihanna doesn’t write her own songs, doesn’t mean nobody else does.
There are a HUGE amount more who don’t write their own songs. Not just Rihanna. Those people are no artists - they’re just performers.
Besides, what’s with the nitpicking? Get a life already!
Because I think there are many more artists that DO write their own material than there is that DON’T - especially in the US. And it’s an unfair misconception that is placed on the charts by people like you who jump to conclusions.
I wouldn’t know - I’m not from AMERICA. and who said I was jumping to conclusions? I’M the one who started this post, and I only write from that I know - HENSE the post about Ke$ha. I am allowed my own opinion thanks very much. Please quite trying to deprive me of it. Seriously. Go watch paint dry or something.
I’m not from America either. I just picked that music scene because we were discussing an American artist. You can’t say you’re not jumping to conclusions if you don’t have any ammunition to back up the opinion that I challenged in the first place.
Ke$ha (an avid songwriter for other artists who lack a natural talent to write songs - something NOT to be frowned upon - or are pressured not to do so by their record label) would be embarrassed by the way you shun other pop stars.