Ke$ha has found a chart-topping formula — combine killer beats with lyrics about super-fun parties and hot pants. And her latest single, “We R Who We R,” certainly fits that mold.
The track, the first single off her November 22 release Cannibal , hit the Internet on Thursday (October 14). It’s another uber-fun tune about how awesome it is to dance the night away, with Ke$ha singing on the chorus: “Tonight we’re going hard/ Just like the world is ours/ We’re tearing it apart/ You know we’re superstars/ we are who we are.”
While the song doesn’t veer much from prior club bangers like “Tik Tok” and “Take It Off,” the singer admits that “We R” is in part inspired by the recent rash of suicides among gay youth. “I wanted to inspire people to be themselves,” she told EW.com. “It’s a celebration of any sort of quirks or eccentricities.”
In January, Ke$ha released her debut album Animal and it went straight to the top of the charts. Cannibal — a nine-song set that features collaborations with Max Martin, Benny Blanco and Bangladesh — is set to be released both on its own and as a bundle with Animal.
“I don’t want to go away!” she said. “I feel like I’m creating this hopefully very youthful and irreverent movement of the kids, of, like, adolescence. I feel like the parents don’t get it, but the kids get it. And they deserve to have more good, positive music … It’s fun as sh–! So I wanted to give [my fans] that.”