Kesha Samples Blur on New Song ‘Woo Hoo’
It's been over two years since Kesha surfaced with her debut album, 'Animal' -- an eternity on the pop landscape, which has given rise to countless new stars since she notched hits like 'Blah Blah Blah' and 'Your Love Is My Drug.' Currently in the studio working on her next release, she's moving toward what she's called "the dawn of a new genre of music" -- one which apparently includes the liberal use of Blur samples.
The singer has posted a clip of a new track she's calling 'Woo Hoo,' which -- as Blur fans will probably understand without even playing the file -- samples the band's 'Song 2.' A huge hit for the band, the song has been covered, licensed, and sampled repeatedly since its original release on 1997's 'Blur,' which sort of undermines Kesha's "new genre" aspirations, but you can judge for yourself by having a listen below.
Either way, it's at least nice to see Blur's influence continuing in a younger generation of performers, especially given frontman Damon Albarn's public musings about putting a definitive end to the band -- which seem to be given credence by William Orbit's recent announcement that Albarn put a sudden end to their latest recording sessions. "The new stuff sounded amazing," Orbit insisted to NME. "Then it all stopped suddenly. It was all over with Damon, and the rest of the band were like, 'Is this it?'"
Listen to Kesha's 'Woo Hoo'