Kesha is the undeniable queen of the gritty, party-pop trend which emerged in late 2009, and she’s become the symbol of female empowerment and strength. In her career (so far), she’s issued a sequence of incredibly success smash singles (including “Die Young;” “Animal;” “Your Love is My Drug;” and “We R Who We R”), a nine-song EP and two pounding studio albums. She launched her impressive career with the late-night escapade “Tik Tok,” which led to her 2010 bow Animal, and she has never looked back. She later followed with the Cannibal EP and 2012’s Warrior glitter-fest.
Despite being trapped in a record deal with her alleged abuser, her music remains some of the best in unfettered escapism. Country Outfitter revisited her catalog and live performances through the years and something struck us: she could successful mount a country crossover career, and she has the grit and passion to do it.
5 Reasons Kesha Rose Should Go Country:
1. Her mother Pebe Sebert has written numerous country songs. So, the connection and understanding of country’s rich tapestry 1.is already planted. Sebert’s resume includes Dolly Parton’s No. 1 hit “Old Flames (Can’t Hold a Candle to You),” Kathy Mattea’s “Someone is Falling in Love,” Lila McCann’s “Complete” and Crystal Gayle’s “More Money.”
2. Kesha has previously demonstrated her musicality with a cover of…Parton’s “Old Flames (Can’t Hold a Candle to You).”
3. Live performances are not difficult for her. In fact, she can tap into a deep well of blistering emotion well suited for earthy country stories, especially she strips away the boisterous, heavy-handed production. Acoustic is her sweet spot, and this Rolling Stone cover is rather satisfying.
4. She’s already dabbled in a country-pop hybrid with “Timber,” her collaboration with Pitbull, which became a universal global phenomenon in 2013. The imagery for the video below also utilizes classic country archetypes.
5. An unreleased song (which emerged online in 2009) called “I’m the One” mixes a dusty, haunting ’90s alternative rock feel with a considerable country undercurrent. Her vocal, too, is emotive.
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