Checking in With Kesha Under Quarantine

From keeping up with the day’s scary headlines to going months without seeing friends, it’s safe to say we’re all feeling the quarantine blues. One redeeming reality is: we’re all in this together. Including our faves. Following our “Transformation” Digital cover story in February, PAPER reached out to Kesha — an artist who seems capable making a good time out of any situation — to find out how she’s holding up in lockdown.

Being in quarantine has definitely been a test. I haven’t been alone for more than about one day since “TiK ToK” came out. This whole situation has made my anxiety spike on occasion. I feel restless. Sometimes creative. Some moments I can’t motivate myself to do much and then the next moment I feel guilty I’m not doing enough. Sometimes it reminds me of being grounded in middle school, but I always found a way to sneak out back then, but this time I have to be responsible and put what’s best for everyone above my personal wants… soooo I’m not sneaking out. I’m stuck home and life is on pause. There are moments I’m just angry at the virus. I’m pissed that COVID19 is hurting and scaring people, keeping me from my fans and work and friends and family and my tour family that I have never missed more. But then I check myself.

“I haven’t been alone for more than about one day since “TiK ToK” came out.”

Many times a day I get hit with gratitude. I have never felt more in awe and humbled by people, especially those on the front lines of this situation. The doctors and nurses and other first responders on the front lines of this amaze me — they are saving the lives of others, not sleeping, risking their own health. I’m awestruck watching how people are helping each other. I get overwhelmed seeing the beauty and selflessness in humanity that has become so visible with realizing how fragile we all are. It has restored such a sense of hope and faith in humanity for me.

With fewer distractions around me I often get trapped in my head and spin into a creative state here and there. I’ve been looking for ways to keep my overactive imagination occupied with the tools I have at my disposal to record music. In middle school when I was grounded, I learned how to sew and wrote songs. As an adult I’m learning how to make Tik Tok videos and record selfie videos.

“In middle school when I was grounded, I learned how to sew and wrote songs. As an adult I’m learning how to make Tik Tok videos and record selfie videos.”

I wish I could do so much more, but I realize that I am an entertainer and I’m honored to know that many of my fans, friends, and family are part of that group of amazing medical workers and first responders, so even though it’s a very small thing to contribute, I’m trying to be active on my social channels with silly videos and pictures because maybe one of the few mildly useful things I can do right now is to be a positive distraction.

I’ve been in a very nostalgic mood, digging through old pictures and clothes and re-exploring all of the boxes I’ve been carrying around for the last 10 years, never having the time to take stock of it all. I feel like I’m shopping in my own house. I also am so appreciative of all of the memories and shows I have played around the world. I’m re-reading fan letters. I have so many insane beautiful memories, and I know there’s so much more where that came from.

For distraction I’ve been listening to my music collection. Also watching The Twilight Zone. I’m being drawn more and more to the timeless classics. Listening to my records at home feels luxurious. So I’m taking bubble baths, playing with cats, listening to records, following around my boyfriend dancing at him, writing music here and there and then having freak out moments. I highly recommend ruminating on anything from Dylan and Rolling Stones and T. Rex and sifting through boxes of memories.

Source: PAPER.


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KESHA IS ON HER ‘NICOLAS CAGE SHIT’ IN QUIRKY NEW ODE TO ACTOR

Man, shout out to Nicolas Kim Coppola, known professionally as Nicolas Cage. He’s won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and countless other trophies over the course of his 30+ years in the acting biz. A legendary and consistent figure in Hollywood, he — along with the characters that he’s played — has inspired so many to do what they love and do it damn good. Clearly, after binging Cage movies (or just having a spur-of-the-moment realization that he’s her favorite actor ever), Kesha has released a new song inspired by him. It doesn’t have a name (yet), but it’s seemingly this 2019 tweet from her brought to life. Captioned “mood” on Twitter, Kesha uploaded the tune as the score to a one-minute montage clip of Cage’s scenes. A feisty techno lifeline in the background sets the stage for Kesha to express her love for the actor who she met for the first time this January. “Nicolas, Nicolas, I’m on my Nicolas Cage shit,” she excitedly whispers like it’s a secret that she shouldn’t be revealing. Who knows if this will become a full song, but it’ll be interesting to see a crowd of people wearing Cage masks while dancing to it at a concert.


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Kesha Goes Way Modern on L.A.’s Westside

Though she remains locked in a long-running legal war with powerhouse music producer Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, Kesha is no proverbial shrinking violet. The veteran singer-songwriter just released a new album, 2020’s joyous “High Road,” which Variety described as “the sound of reclamation and abandon, of finding her form and shedding old skin.” And so, after listening to that courageous rebound, it’s little surprise that this reborn Kesha has seen fit to upgrade her residential circumstances in a bold and impressive new way.

The 33-year-old Tennessee native, who first burst onto the music scene in 2009 and has since sold 134 million records nationwide, remains perhaps best-known for her mega-hit “TiK ToK,” though she’s also racked up multiple other top 10 songs (“Your Love Is My Drug,” “We R Who We R,” “Blow.”) And though her musical career has been overshadowed by the much-publicized Dr. Luke lawsuit, she’s unapologetically paid $5 million for a brand-new home in L.A.’s increasingly expensive Westside neighborhood of Mar Vista.

Built on speculation by a local developer, the nearly 6,000 sq. ft. main house was completed in 2019. Within the slick wood-and-concrete exterior, the house offers chic hardwood floors, neutral decor and a fireplace-equipped living room with high ceilings. There’s also an open kitchen with a massive island, quartz cabinetry and designer appliances, plus an adjacent formal dining area.

The main house also packs in five bedrooms, and the upstairs master contains a private balcony, spa-style bath with soaking tub and a Rodeo Drive boutique-style dressing room. Naturally, this is also a full-fledges “smart home” with a full range of security cameras, a sophisticated home automation system and and speakers in each room.

Out back, the landscaping is kept simple with a spacious grassy lawn, slick concrete pavers for outdoor entertaining, and a vast swimmer’s pool with inset spa. But perhaps the best recreational feature is the two-story detached guesthouse, which contains another two bedrooms, two baths and also functions as an open-air movie theater — a projector that projects onto the side of the guesthouse, so guests can watch a movie from the backyard.
It’s not particularly surprising that Kesha would opt to buy in Mar Vista; she’s got a documented fondness for this particular area of Los Angeles. Back in 2014, she picked up a small bungalow in the trendy nearby neighborhood of Venice, Calif., though she sold ultimately sold that $1.7 million place after barely a year of ownership. And in 2016, she sold a $1.4 million mini-compound in Nashville, Tenn. to a non-famous buyer.
Laci Buller of Compass held the listing; Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates repped Kesha.

Source: Variety.


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Kesha Performs Her ‘Take It Off’ Song In New TikTok Video | Watch

Kesha made her debut single in 2009 named TiK ToK. The artist received much fame with its success and later on with more features. She is now seeing performing on her classing song Take it off, stripping and fans are in awe as she did it via TikTok app. Read to know more.

Kesha’s ‘Take it off’ on TikTok

Kesha recently shared a video on her social media handles. In it, she is seen wearing a black leather jacket on a crop top. The video starts by her stripping the jacket off her shoulder while showing her back at the camera. Kesha then turns around and performs stunning dance steps. She even makes the video on a remix version of her song Take It Off from her debut album, Animal. Check out the video.

Fans seem to be amused by Kesha’s performance. One user comment “real queen of tik tok” while another comment read “LITERALLY INVENTED TIKTOK” on her post. A user comment read “watching this blow up on TikTok in 3…2….1” meaning that this could be a new trend on TikTok app. Many fans are waiting for Kesha to upload performance on her song TiK ToK on TikTok.

Source: RepublicWorld.