Covering Bob Dylan has made singer appreciate her human side, she reckons
Ke$ha has promised that her new album will show her “vulnerability”.
The singer, who released her debut LP ‘Animal’ in 2010, said she was eager to move away from her “brash” and “sassy” sound and that covering Bob Dylan‘s ‘Don’t Think Twice, I’m Alright’ for a recent Amnesty International tribute album had made her appreciate her human side.
“I think that my first record was heavily influenced by Licensed To Ill and the Beastie Boys and that record is very brash and very sassy and very unapologetic and irreverent. And I love that,” she told MTV. “I’m really proud of that, but I have learned over the past three years of doing this that being vulnerable doesn’t mean you’re weak.
“I very much want to be seen as a strong woman, but I realise that vulnerability can also be a strength.”
She then went on to add:
So on my next record, you’re going to hear probably a little more of that. I’m not going to make an acoustic, sad entire record. But you might hear a little bit more vulnerability on the record ’cause I have realised just from this Dylan cover coming out that it can be such a strength and a nice balance to humanise the other side of my personality.
In July last year, Ke$ha revealed that she had written over 200 songs for the follow-up to ‘Animal’ and cited the likes of Led Zeppelin, AC/DC and Iggy Pop as influences/.
You can listen to Ke$ha‘s cover of Bob Dylan‘s ‘Don’t Think Twice, I’m Alright’, which was recorded for the ‘Chimes Of Freedom: Songs Of Bob Dylan Honouring 50 Years Of Amnesty International’, by scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking the video. The LP is released on January 30 and also features covers from the likes of Adele, My Chemical Romance and Queens Of The Stone Age.