We first met Ke$ha at the end of last year when she was gearing up for the January 5, 2010 release of her debut album, Animal. She described her sound as "dance party magical pop songs." She also hinted at her bisexuality. Now, less than a year later, Ke$ha has just released the first single off her upcoming album, Cannibal, which is set for a November 22 release.
In those very quick months, Ke$ha has exploded. She released four singles off Animal and spent the summer touring with Rihanna. Side note: Rihanna just this week released her fun and flowery video for "Only Girl (In the World)." She, too, has a new album due out in November, LOUD!. Now...back to the di$a$ter.
I saw Ke$ha perform live in New York in mid-February. She was a mess, and I loved it. But then she started saying that she never parties, that she just has an outgoing personality so people jump to conclusions about her. The Ke$ha conundrum baffled me for some time as she continued to release ridiculous videos and virtually pelt us with her glitter vomit. And yet throughout most of the summer her songs somehow managed to remain stuck in my head. (I explained it away by crediting her amazing production team.)
If you have faced the same problem, take this as fair warning. The new single, "We R Who We R" sounds like a continuation of any number of her other hits. It's catchy, it's obnoxious, and it will probably be unavoidable in a matter of minutes. Check it out at RyanSeacrest.com, but don't say that we didn't warn you.