Trash-loving pop star Ke$ha announced yesterday that, a mere 10 months after the release of her debut album Animal, she’ll drop a second album titled Cannibal on Nov. 22. She spoke to EW exclusively about the new recordings, which she’s been working on for the past two weeks. “I don’t want to go away!” she said of her decision to return to the studio so quickly. “I feel like I’m creating this hopefully very youthful and irreverent movement of the kids, of like adolescence. I feel like the parents don’t get it, but the kids get it. And they deserve to have more good, positive music.”
That “good, positive music” launches with anthemic new single “We R Who We R,” which will go out to radio stations across the country today. Ke$ha penned the topical tune in the wake of the news about bullying that has led to multiple suicides of gay youth lately. She hopes that the song, in particular, will be a pride anthem. “I wanted to inspire people,” she says, “to be themselves. It’s a celebration of any sort of quirks or eccentricities.” Of the album as a whole, she adds: “It’s fun as s—! So I wanted to give [my fans] that.” Cannibal will feature nine tracks, including a remix of “Animal,” the title song from her first album. In addition to being sold individually, the album will be repackaged into a special deluxe edition with her first record to be called Animal + Cannibal. Look for more from Ke$ha about recording Cannibal in the issue of Entertainment Weekly that hits stands Oct. 29.
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