Kesha Bares All In Stellar, Stripped Down Take On Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright”
“The Emotion Just Caught Up With Me.”
Written in 1962, Bob Dylan’s country folk classic “Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright” gets to the heart of the human condition and more than half a century later, is still one that really hits home – especially for platinum selling singer Kesha. In 2011, Kesha recorded a stripped down version of “Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright” for Amnesty International’s 76-song Bob Dylan tribute, and it’s one that can only be described as absolutely stellar – in fact, it may just be the most stellar thing she’s ever done.
Armed with only her voice and her laptop, it’s clear that this Bob Dylan classic means infinitely more to Kesha than just a mere appreciation for the song; recorded in only one take, she actually begins to cry shortly after the first verse – adding a very real, very raw quality to a song that’s been described as “a statement that maybe you can say to make yourself feel better… as if you were talking to yourself”.
“And there were particular lyrics in the song that you can just tell, once they came out of my mouth – the emotion caught up with me and I just started weeping,” she says.
“It’s something that I didn’t plan on, that wasn’t contrived at all. It just sort of happened.” – Kesha on sharing this intimate moment on tape
What we absolutely love, love, love about Kesha’s take on “Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright” is the fact that it’s not what Kesha’s singing – it’s the way she’s singing it. All quiet vulnerability in the safety and privacy of her bedroom, there’s strength in the way Kesha pushes through her tears to convey the weight of very real emotions and get to the heart of what it really means to be human, making for a powerful connection between singer and listener that you really don’t want to miss!