Ke$ha to Resurrect Rock and Roll, Explore Vulnerable Side in New Album
After storming into music scene with her dance/electro pop songs, Ke$ha is now up for a big challenge. In an interview with MTV News, the "Tik Tok" hitmaker reveals her goal to bring back rock and roll to its former glory, and she wishes to make it happen through her upcoming second studio album.
"I feel like I don't necessarily agree, but people say that rock and roll is dead, and it is my mission and my goal to resurrect it in the form of my pop music," the 24-year-old Glitter chick dishes on her vision for the project. "That's the goal. We'll see what happens. That's a very ambitious and lofty goal, but that's my goal."
The other thing Ke$ha's going to do in the album is letting her fans underneath her facade a bit. While she went "very brash and very sassy and very unapologetic and irreverent" in her first effort, she is going to show off her vulnerable side next.
"I have learned over the past three years of doing this that being vulnerable doesn't mean you're weak. I very much want to be seen as a strong woman, but I realize that vulnerability can also be a strength," she gushed.
"So on my next record, you are going to hear probably a little more of that. I'm not going to make an acoustic, sad entire record. But you might hear a little bit more vulnerability on the next record 'cause I have realized just from this [Bob] Dylan cover coming out [on Amnesty International's anniversary album] that it can be such a strength and a nice balance to humanize the other side of my personality."
Beside aiming to resurrect rock and roll which fell behind chart competitors such as pop and hip-hop in recent years, Ke$ha has also talked about her other goal to reinvent pop music. "I want to take enough time to make sure it's the reinvention of pop music," she said in fall 2010. "So I'm planning on taking as much time as I need, but May sounds about right."
Back then, she cited Alice Cooper and Robert Plant as her inspirations. "I definitely could see that happening in my future. With the evolution of my next record that I'm working on right now, and just meeting people like [Alice Cooper], and meeting Robert Plant - those are the people that I listen to," she stated.
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