Kesha Contributes “I Need A Woman To Love” To LGBTQ Wedding Album
Kesha is one of six artists who contribute music to Universal Love, a new EP that retools love songs and wedding anthems for the LGBTQ community. While most cuts are warm and fuzzy, the “Praying” hitmaker takes it straight to the bedroom with her hot and heavy interpretation of Big Brother And The Holding Company’s 1968 classic “I Need A Man To Love.” She transforms the song, which Janis Joplin also famously covered, into “I Need A Woman To Love” and it’s her most authentic rock moment to date.
The EP was commissioned by MGM Resorts International in Las Vegas as part of a new advertising campaign. “If definitions of love and marriage are changing and becoming more inclusive, maybe it’s time love songs caught up,” Tom Murphy, an advertising executive who helped pull the compilation together, tells Rolling Stone. Other artists featured on Universal Love include Bob Dylan (he transforms “She’s Funny That Way” into “He’s Funny That Way”), St. Vincent and Death Cab for Cutie maestro Ben Gibbard.
Stream Universal Love in full below.