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Kesha Previews ‘Die Young’ Vocals on Tokyo Subway

Kesha is so good to her animals! The starlet previously gave a whistled preview of ‘Die Young,’ filmed in black and white on a Tokyo subway. Now, she’s delivered the sequel: She sings the chorus a capella, much to the chagrin of her fellow tube riders. They should really ease up — the song sounds awesome!

K-Dollar Sign wasn’t kidding when she told her producers to just let her wail on this record, because that’s exactly what she does here. Oddly enough, though there’s none of the auto-tune we’re used to from her (and that she’s often criticized for utilizing), Kesha’s voice naturally has a “fry” effect that makes it sound like there are digital effects inserted, even when they aren’t.

Sitting alone on the subway, Kesha sings along with her music player, garnering a ton of side eye from the passengers next to her, then being generally ignored (if stared at briefly) as she sings in the station and on an escalator. The song sounds like it’s about seizing the moment and the day when you meet someone amazing, as she warbles, “I hear you heart beat to the beat of the drums / Oh, what a shame that you came here with someone! / While you’re here in my arms / Let’s make the most of the night like we’re gonna die young / We’re gonna die young / We’re gonna die young!

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard Kesha’s raw vocals. In her cover of Bob Dylan‘s ‘Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright,’ it’s just Kesha and one of the sparsest arrangements ever, and she killed it — so we’re even more excited than ever to hear her kill it again on ‘Die Young.’

The single is the first from her as-yet-untitled album, and is due out this month, though no exact date has been announced just yet. C’mon, Kesha — throw your animals a bone!

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