The career of Ke$ha has been a strange one so far, as emerging via the infectious (or unbelievably irritating, depending on who you talk to) single “TiK ToK,” a song many discarded as novelty. But, Ke$ha had a cabinet full of hooks on the resulting Animal and its follow-up EP Cannibal, establishing Ke$ha as one of the industry’s best new pop songwriters (among others, Wayne Coyne took note). It’s an affinity she showcases — with help from pop songwriting capital-H Heavyweights Dr. Luke and Benny Blanco — on her new single, “Die Young,” a bubbling piece of dance-pop that harbors Ke$ha’s signature sentiments; “Oh what a shame that you came here with someone / So while you’re here in my arms /Let’s make the most of the night like we’re gonna die young.” “Wild childs, lookin’ good / Livin’ hard just like we should.” It’s glorious. Nate from fun. co-writes. Hear it below.
Warrior is out 12/4 on RCA.