Ke$ha Shows Off Her Softer Side With “Goodbye”

Becky Bain | March 3, 2010 1:07 pm

Ke$ha is much more than a face full of glitter, a Twitter account with ‘tude, and an inspiration to young girls. You may not be able to tell from the copious amounts of robo-rap-chanting she does in her “TiK ToK” and “Blah Blah Blah” singles, but the gal can really sing. A 2002 acoustic track from Ke$ha (who then went simply by her birth name Kesha Sebert) surfaced this week, the soulful country-twinged ballad “Goodbye.” After the jump, listen to the singer’s softer side before all that Jack Daniels got in her system:

Ke$ha – “Goodbye”

Whittled down just to Ke$ha’s delicate voice and a quiet melody strummed on a guitar, this yearning soft-rock song, written by Ke$ha and her songwriter mother, sounds straight out of the late 90s. We’d bet a million bucks Ms. Sebert spent most of her teenage years listening to (and imitating) old Alanis Morissette and Dave Matthews Band albums—in addition to Radiohead, of course. Which makes us wonder whose idea it was for Ke$h to adopt the obnoxious attitude and electro-leaning robot voice. The Ke$ha featured on this track would never dare ask for you to show her where your d*cks at!

So can we expect the pop star to return to her previous musical leanings and record an acoustic performance of “TiK ToK”? (Too late—somebody beat her to it.)