It’s always fun to make fun of Ke$ha. But when you remove all those layers of glitter, her lazy attitude, and the fact that she can’t sing live, what you get are some really, really catchy radio tunes. The pop star is ready to impress again with a followup to her debut album Animal with Cannibal. In an interview with EW she expressed her excitement of working the studio again and shared her passion for creating music for the new generation of youngsters. “I feel like I’m creating this hopefully very youthful and irreverent movement of the kids, of like adolescence. I feel like the parents don’t get it, but the kids get it. And they deserve to have more good, positive music.”
The first single off Cannibal is “We R Who We R”, a song Ke$ha reveals to be a topical message for the current crop of kids being bullied in school for being different. “I wanted to inspire people to be themselves,” she says. It’s a celebration of any sort of quirks or eccentricities.” (She even took time to post a thoughtful message promising bullied teens that “It Gets Better.”) And as for the nine track album which releases November 22? “It’s fun as s—!” Hope she doesn’t mean that too literally. Go on and take a listen to the new single above–you know it’s going to be stuck in your head once the radio stations get a hold of it, so you might as well prepare early.