I posted this song on Twitter last night and the reaction was mixed. It sounds like a Strokes song — the beat, the guitar, the vocal notes Ke$ha hits in the chorus — but it’s still a Ke$ha song. Some loved it, others didn’t. What do you think?
And here’s Ke$ha, in an interview with Spin, on how the collaboration with Julian and Fab came about.
Well, here’s one that came true: two/fifths of the Strokes are on your record! (Julian Casablancas and Fabrizio Moretti play on “Only Wanna Dance With You.”) How’d that happen?
Yeah! I know! That’s a good question. They just were down, and I was down. A friend of mine plays with Julian and we kind of knew each other, and Julian really likes Dr. Luke so they were talking, and it kind of happened oddly organically and in a strange way. I’m a huge fan of their music, and they’re on one of my favorite songs on the record. They’re part of a long list of some of my favorite bands that have actually collaborated with me on this record. It’s really exciting for me to work with people that are unexpected. I hope people freak out. I kind of freaked out when he was like, “Sure.” I was like, “Really?!”