Wednesday, October 20, 2010

We R Who We R

Song: We R Who We R
Artist: Ke$ha
Album: Cannibal

HUGE guilty pleasure alert...

Okay, so can we agree that Ke$ha's miraculously stupid, but mind-crushingly catchy "Tik Tok" was kinda really... amazing?  It was one of my favorite tracks from last year into this, and specifically... the Fred Falke remix has what I consider an embarrassingly high play count in my iTunes.  So much so that I'm not even going to tell you dear readers...

So it is with a grain of salt I took to her debut album, "Animal," which upon first listen I deemed "trash," and yet dug a couple of her subsequent singles, including "Your Love is My Drug."  But despite what I thought, she seemed to connect with audiences, and honestly... it sounded like this girl paid her dues in the pop world, initially singing back-up for the likes of producer lead artists such as Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, and then having a cameo in Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" video.

It was super-producer Dr. Luke who gave her the shot after the backup gigs and gave her the present that was "Tik Tok."  Now, as much as I begrudgingly admit publicly that I really dig that song, it was no "Poker Face," and heck "Animal" was no "The Fame," but regardless, Ke$ha is going the Gaga route and releasing a "companion EP" that was supposed to just be a couple new tracks for the re-release of "Animal" a-la "The Fame Monster."  That EP, "Cannibal," is going to have nine tracks and will be sold separately, but will also be available as a double album including the first entitled "Animal + Cannibal."

First single "We R Who We R," also a Dr. Luke collaboration, sort of sounds like a "Tik Tok" redo and is supposedly a heartfelt response to the recent rash of gay teen suicides.  (Hmmm.)  Well, regardless of my hesitation on that thought, the girl did upload her own video to Dan Savage's "It Get's Better" project, which is very very cool.  I can't front on that.

Initially, like maybe every Ke$ha song I hear, this one got a big eye-roll.  AND like a lot of Ke$ha's songs... I'm secretly totally digging it.  Again, catchy as hell, totally ridiculous, annoying... you name it.  I kind of love it.  It does make me wonder what this girl's career longevity could possibly be but for the moment... I'm dancing.  Though for sure... this is no "Bad Romance," but maybe the entire comparison is completely unfair.  Regardless...


We R Who We R

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