"Crazy Kids," a whistle-laden new track from pop goddess Ke$ha, has leaked online ahead of the Dec. 4 release of sophomore album "Warrior." Fans who liked "Die Young" but deemed it too tame are in for a post-Thanksgiving treat.
Ke$ha's latest is split into two radically different factions: a chorus defined by its carefree whistle and acoustic strums, and a collection of rap verses, which feature a grimy beat straight from the "Like a G6" production world. Meanwhile, the singer does not pull any punches with her lyrics, and makes a concerted effort to prove her nonchalance. "I'm fresher than that Gucci/Them boys, they want my coochie/I say no, I'm no hoochie/Your homegirl hating, I say, 'Who's she?'" she spits.
"Crazy Kids" was produced by Ke$ha's longtime collaborators Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald, Benny Blanco and Cirkut, the same team behind her current hit "Die Young." "Warrior's" first single remains at No. 3 in its eighth week on the Hot 100 chart, after Ke$ha performed the song at the American Music Awards on Sunday night.
"Warrior" arrives nearly three years after Ke$ha's 2010 debut, "Animal," which crowned the Billboard 200 with 152,000 copies sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Warrior" also features contributions from Iggy Pop, fun.'s Nate Ruess and the Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne, among others.