Kesha Releases “Potato Song” For ‘Only Real Kesha Fans’
Kesha is on a journey of making whatever kind of music her heart desires and we may have this to thank for her quirky album called “Potato Song (Cuz I Want To)” off her latest album, High Road.
High Road is coming three years after the 32-year-old star shone with her album “Rainbow”.
Unlike “Rainbow” that dealt with her ongoing sexual assault claims against her former producer Dr Luke, High Road is liberating from her past trauma and has a lighthearted feel to it.
Although mixed reactions trail “Potato Song (Cuz I Want To),” some fans of hers have defended it by saying the song is for only her real fans.
On the tracks, she sings over accordions that reminds one of a pirate jam session in the open sea, Kesha croons how she’ll be “moving to a distant island” to “grow some potatoes and flowers.”
Listen to “Potato Song (Cuz I Want To)” below:
“Hopefully, High Road is a good representation of where I’m at now in my life — I’m having a lot of fun, but there are moments that are introspective and emotional,” Kesha said when speaking to Billboard about the albums that inspired her new music.
“On “Father Daughter Dance” and “BFF,” I’m being nostalgic and appreciating what I have in life. And then there are songs like “Raising Hell” and “Tonight” that are celebratory about f*cking up what I have — which is today, and that’s all I know for sure that I have.”
Kesha cited Iggy Pop (“Some people pray to Jesus, I kind of pray to Iggy Pop and Bob Dylan and Dolly Parton and Beyonce and let them guide me”), Cardi B, Lizzo, Peaches, Beastie Boys, and Queen as the artists who guided High Road to completion. If such a mix – from proto-punk to hip-hop to sex-dance-electro to stadium rock – seems eclectic, that’s because it is. “Especially on the new record, I didn’t want to have any boundaries with the influence or sound, which is why the influences list is so different,” Kesha told Billboard. “But when you listen to the record, it makes sense. Hopefully, it sounds cohesive because my brain is a wild place. It’s not the most cohesive place in the world, but in my brain, it makes sense.”