Listen: The Flaming Lips & Ke$ha Collaboration 2012 (You Must Be Upgraded)
The Flaming Lips & Ke$ha Collaboration 2012 (You Must Be Upgraded)
Well this is ‘interesting’ stuff – I’m actually a fan of both parties music separately. But this is a little odd, I guess as an album track it is fine and actually as a theme song to a horror movie or something along those lines. But it took them an age to release this song and take care of all the production and I’m not sure this shows, Ke$ha’s voice is perfectly acceptable for all the talk of ‘hell’ and ‘pain’ and general themes of the end of the world but nothing special.
I’m not sure if 1+1 = 2 in this duet though or if both parties have just cancelled each other out in a sound of distorted guitars. Ke$ha’s glitter pop isn’t evident in the track not are the Flaming Lips kind of stoner laid back tunes with Wayne’s vocals. When I think of the ‘Lips I always think of Yoshimi and those Pink Robots….I know I’d rather listen to that song than ‘You Must be Upgraded’ any day of the week.