Ke$ha’s “The Harold Song,” Deconstructed: Hear The Stripped-Down Fan Favorite

Sam Lansky | December 4, 2012 8:25 am

Ke$ha‘s new album Warrior dropped today (November 4), but the best part about Warrior may not even be all the new tunes that the trash-pop superstar is packing on her latest LP, but the acoustic EP that accompanies its release. Yes, it’s the Deconstructed EP, which finally gives fans of K$’s vocals (she can actually sing, swear!) what we’ve been wanting, with pared-down instrumentation and a clear vocal track on songs like “Blow,” “Die Young” and her Cannibal fan favorite “The Harold Song.”

The album version’s haunting, ambient pop production gets traded for a spare acoustic track, the absence of autotune revealing a lovely tremor in Ke$ha’s voice. “They say that true love hurts, well this could almost kill me / Young love murdered, that is what this must be / I would give it all to not be sleeping alone,” she sings over fuzzy, lo-fi instrumentation. Listen after the jump.

Ke$ha — “The Harold Song” (Acoustic)

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