Ke$ha actually sings on ‘Die Young…’ For a second. #SongOfTheMoment

“Looking for some trouble tonight | Take my hand, I’ll show you the wild side | Like it’s the last night of our lives | We’ll keep dancing ’til we die.”

– Ke$ha, “Die Young”

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Artist: Ke$ha

Song: “Die Young” (on sale online – iTunes – tomorrow!)

Album: Warrior, to be released December 2012

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Let me start off by saying this single is DEFINITELY NOT the same caliber of sleaze and club-ravey hot mess I’m used to from Ms. Kesha Sebert. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a rather enjoyable song, but it lacks the mindless catchiness through which she made a name for herself.

Lyrically, the song sounds like a hodge-podge of Ke$ha songwriting credits: Britney Spears‘ “Till The World Ends,” “Cannibal,” The Veronicas‘ “This Love” to name a few. While many of these songs have been a staple of pop music (at least in Australia and my iPod), this song just doesn’t deliver as explosive of an experience like her other hits.

Even the beat sounds like a recycled Flo Rida melody; there is no overt electro vibe until you get to the chorus breakdown, which is NOT acceptable for any Ke$ha song, unless she’s “singing” a “ballad.”

Of all her releases to-date, this one seems to be the MOST calculated and Top 40-oriented; it’s like she deliberately tried to make a song she thought would climb to the top of the Hot 100. The song itself is pretty simplistic and to the point: “Let’s make the most of the night like we’re going to die young,” Ke$ha sings. It’s a nice little “Ke$ha sampler,” if you will (a song that people unfamiliar with her talk-singing can listen to and get the general gist of what she represents without going through the more polarizing hits). But the fact of the matter is this: I’d rather die young listening to her other songs than this one.

Here’s to hoping the rest of the songs on this album will be a bit more legit than this one.

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GRADE: ★★★☆☆

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I’ll leave you with one of her better first singles: “We R Who We R.”

What’re your thoughts on Ke$ha’s new single? Comment below and let your voice be heard!

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