Did you know that Ke$ha had sex with a ghost? It’s true! — at least, according to a string of interviews she did while promoting her lead single from her new album Warrior, “Die Young.” But while that song is about death, sort of (is there a theme here?), there’s one track on Warrior that deals with the issue of spectral relations more directly: the dance song “Supernatural.” In the hands of any other artist, it would just be a pounding electropop track with vaguely metaphysical lyrics, but this is Ke$ha, after all — so it’s totally about knockin’ boots with a ghost.
In all seriousness, though, “Supernatural” is a big song with definite hit potential, if it ends up serving as a single: The chorus is one of the most evocative and oddly poignant (given, again, that it’s about a ghost) of her career. “Baby when we’re touching in the dark, can you feel it? / I can hear the pounding of my heart, can you feel it? / When you take my body to the stars, I believe it / Boy this love is supernatural, can you feel it?” The production is tweaky and alternates between pummeling four-on-the-floor beats and glitchy breaks, and K$’s rapping is less distracting here than normal.
“Supernatural” is a spooky delight, and another indication that Warrior is going to be one of the better pop releases this year. Listen: