[artist id="3213641"]Ke$ha[/artist] has already made a mark on the charts with her debut single “Tik Tok,” and now the pop singer is hoping to strike again with her full-length, Animal. The album, which features cameos from Diddy and 3OH!3, shows both the singer’s party side and her sensitive side.
“I’m excited about it because it kind of accurately documents my life over the past four years,” she told MTV News. “And I think any girl, and hopefully guys too, can relate to the record. I talk about pretty much anything — you name it. … I think that throughout the album, what I’m really proud of — I think every song you can tell it’s me. It’s all really honest — almost to a fault — and really genuine.”
For the album, Ke$ha hit the studio with super-producers Max Martin and Dr. Luke, with whom she has grown very close. “It was exciting to work with Max and Luke — a little intimidating at first, but now they’re like family,” she explained. “I’ve been to Sweden, like, three times, just kickin’ it with Max and Luke — I’ve, like, lived at his house for months at a time when I didn’t have a car and no way to leave.
“So … they feel like family now,” she continued. “But I’m really lucky to be surrounded by so many talented people. Everybody I worked with on the record is immensely talented.”
Speaking of working with family, Ke$ha worked with her mom, songwriter Pebe Sebert, on “Your Love Is My Drug,” a track that delves into the sordid details of her love life.
“I wrote a few songs with my mom who’s a sick writer and taught me everything I know about songwriting,” she said. “My mom and I are best friends, so it really comes naturally. She taught me how to write my first song. I can also be really honest with her. We’re like best friends and there are no really forbidden topics.”