After teasing fans on Twitter with hints about her next record, Ke$ha has unveiled more and more details this week. Yesterday she announced that her new album is titled Warrior and will be out December 4. The lead single, "Die Young," will debut next Tuesday, September 25. Now, the singer has posted the entire tracklist for Warrior on her website. The standard edition comes with 12 tracks, and the deluxe edition boasts 16 cuts.
As for the single, producer Benny Blanco told Rolling Stone last month: "It's stomps and claps, and the chorus doesnít really have any drums in it, basically. The feeling is so good... And then the verse just pops in, and it's very unexpected and it pops into electronic. So it's rock, it's big electronic breaks and drums."
As for special guests, the album will reportedly feature The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne, Iggy Pop, Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney, Ben Folds, Will.i.am, and a crew of star writers and producers such as Max Martin, Cirkut, Bonnie McKee, Greg Kurstin and Dr. Luke.
Dr. Luke also spoke out about the album recently, telling Billboard: "She asked for less production tricks and stuff like that this time. There are more guitars on the record now, too; on [Animal], Ke$ha was the one who told me, 'Under no circumstance will I have any guitars on the record.' That wasn't really my call. So we made those [songs] without guitars. This record we're allowed to use a little guitar."
The full tracklist for Warrior is as follows:
"Warrior" "Die Young" "CíMon" "Thinking Of You" "Crazy Kids" "Wherever You Are" "Dirty Love" "Wonderland" "Only Wanna Dance With You" "Supernatural" "All That Matters (The Beautiful Life)" "Love Into The Light" "Last Goodbye" "Gold Trans Am" "Out Alive" "Past Lives"