“They’re so crazy; I love them. I live for them!” she laughed. “I have songs leak all the time, because I’ve written like, hundreds and hundreds of songs, and my fans somehow find them on the Internet, somewhere — I don’t even have them — and they put them around. I love them for that; I’m excited the world gets to hear things that didn’t make the record.”
The most recent songs to make the rounds are “Dirty Liar” and “First Love,” which fans behind the “Free Ke$ha” movement leaked earlier this week, in the hopes of convincing Ke$ha to sever ties with her producer, Dr. Luke. Though, to hear her talk about the songs, you get the feeling they represent her past, rather than her future.
“Those are so old. ’Dirty Liar’ is from when I was, like, 17,” Ke$ha said. “It’s so weird; I don’t even know where they get this sh–! I don’t even have a computer that has that on it. ’First Love,’ I don’t think I even finished that one … I just have written so many songs.”
In fact, Ke$ha’s still not sure where she’ll go with the follow-up to her Warrior album — “I recently got my heart broken , so right now, I’m using that as inspiration,” she explained — though she does point to the countrified-strains of “Timber,” her team-up with Pitbull, as a potential starting point for the project.
“I’m really loving ’Timber’ because it’s dance-y, it makes people move, but you also kind of hear that I can yodel, which is weird,” she said. “I don’t think people knew I could do that. My mom wrote country music, and I grew up in Nashville and I love country music, so I definitely think there’s a way to mush a little country and blues into a little rock and roll, because that’s my other favorite kind of music: cock rock. So, we’ll see. Something interesting will happen, I’m sure.”