"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."