If you enjoyed Ke$ha’s ‘Sleazy (Remix) (Ft. Wiz Khalida, Andre 3000, T.I. & Lil Wayne)’ then you better save it to your iPod because she won’t provide similar material on her next album. In fact, instead of utilising the glitter, sex and auto-tune that characterised her previous records, the Pop star has promised to put forward a more “vulnerable” sound on her next LP.
Following her previous comments that she wants to “reinvent Pop music”, Ke$ha has revealed that she also wants her next album to revive Rock & Roll. Last year, she stated that her new sound was heavily influenced by the 1970s roots of the genre but she announced to MTV News this week that she intends to go a step further by stripping away the layers of her often wild personality so that the world would see her as a vulnerable yet “strong woman.”
Read what Ke$ha had to say about her new Dr. Luke-assisted album below:
“I feel like I don’t necessarily agree, but people say that rock and roll is dead, and it is my mission and my goal to resurrect it in the form of my pop music,” Ke$ha told MTV News. “That’s the goal. We’ll see what happens. That’s a very ambitious and lofty goal, but that’s my goal.”
While critics of the glitter-loving singer might call that a “Mission: Impossible,” Ke$ha is starting 2012 by showing her range: her stripped-down cover of Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” will appear on Amnesty International’s “Chimes of Freedom” tribute compilation, due Jan. 24. The acoustic effort is far from the club-centric singles that led 2010′s “Animal” to the peak of the Billboard 200.
“You might hear a little bit more vulnerability on the next record ’cause I have realized just from this Dylan cover coming out that it can be such a strength and a nice balance to humanize the other side of my personality,” Ke$ha said. “I have learned over the past three years of doing this that being vulnerable doesn’t mean you’re weak. I very much want to be seen as a strong woman, but I realize that vulnerability can also be a strength. So on my next record, you are going to hear probably a little more of that. I’m not going to make an acoustic, sad entire record.”
She added that she and producer Dr. Luke have been working on new material independently and will “go into the studio” together this month to begin recording.
Read more on Billboard.
Ke$ha is clearly on a mission to prove herself with this next album. As a songwriter who has been operating in the industry for quite some time as an unknown act, she is probably frustrated that people refuse to acknowledge her as anything more than a drunk party girl. Yet, of course, that is a glamour of her own creation.
If Ke$ha really does want to display her more vulnerable side of herself, however, then she needs to work on her voice. Thus far, she has been able to hide behind a shroud of auto-tune but acoustic vocal performances will highlight every shabby aspect of her range and make her an object of ridicule instead of the “strong woman” who she hopes the world would praise.