Ke$ha is calling her upcoming album "Warrior," so we can't be surprised to find the pop star busting up chairs and kicking down doors in the music video for the disc's lead single, "Die Young."
But that hardly means that the clip, posted to YouTube on Thursday, fails to raise eyebrows. A fast-moving pastiche of occult imagery, Nat Geo-style wolf footage and lots (and lots!) of black leather, it presents a darker, sexier version of Ke$ha than we saw back in the party-starting "TiK ToK" days. And that's all before the sequence in which she writhes around Britney-style in a barely there animal pelt. (Watch the video below.)
Ke$ha co-wrote "Die Young," which is at No. 6 on the Hot 100, with fun. frontman Nate Ruess and the song's three co-producers: Dr. Luke, Benny Blanco and Cirkut. Due out Dec. 4, "Warrior" is set to include further contributions by will.iam, Max Martin, Patrick Carney of the Black Keys and Iggy Pop.
Yep, Iggy Pop.