It’s been two years since Ke$ha released her breakout album Animal and now she’s back on the scene with her new single “Die Young.”
Her record label went to great lengths to keep the track under wraps, in fact, even Ke$ha herself didn’t know what the final product sounded like until very recently.
“They just gave me a copy because I’ve been hacked so many times, so I didn’t even have a copy of my single that’s coming out today!” she told 97.1 AMP/Los Angeles.
But now that “Die Young” has made its official debut, she couldn’t be more excited.
doin a fancy #dieyoung dance !!!! shooting thevideo! get pumped !!!!
— ke$ha(@keshasuxx) September 26, 2012
“It’s kind of an anthem. It’s a celebration song, which I’m obviously known for writing those, but this one, the concept of it was to live each and every single day like it’s your last and to always remain having a youthful spirit no matter how old I get.”
Ke$ha is famous for her use of Auto-Tune, but her producer Dr. Luke told Billboard that she’s focusing more on real singing this time around. So naturally, we wanted to know what she actually sounds like without all the studio tricks.
“I can sing like a motherf***er! You’re going to hear that because I’m also doing this acoustic EP for my fans. Some of the old songs and the new songs,” she said.
The 25-year-old Los Angeles native describes her latest album as “a mix of a lot of different things” and while she’s experimenting with a new sound, Warrior will still sound like the Ke$ha we all know.
“This record, we took a while making it, but it’s because I write every song and I really wanted it to be an evolution but also stay true to what my fans love. So, there is like some silly white girl rapping and there is fun music that’s super dance-y, but I also really wanted to push my own boundaries and I wanted my fans to get to know me better,” she said.
“I feel like there was kind of a one-sided perception of me in the world, which is partially due to me just singing about getting f***ed up all the time, but I just wanted my fans to see all sides of me.”
-Sarah Carroll, 97.1 AMP/Los Angeles