Album: Warrior (2012)
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  • Some people who are not familiar with Kesha's background were surprised that she ditched her familiar synths and Auto-Tune for this country-style cut about how simple her life was before she became a Pop star. However, her fans realized immediately that the tune serves as an ode to the songstress' adolescent years in Nashville. Kesha was raised in the Music City by her songwriter mom who earned her corn penning country hits for the likes of Dolly Parton ("Old Flames (Can't Hold a Candle to You).")
  • Kesha returned to Nashville to write this piano-tinged song with her mother, while Patrick Carney plays drums on the track. The "TiK ToK" singer and The Black Keys stickman have been close buddies for a while. She told Spin magazine: "He's a close friend. I really wanted to capture that essence that my mom used to talk about - all my favorite records were made of people being friends and jamming and making music in an organic, spontaneous way, and I wanted to capture as much of that in a pop record as I could."


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