Following on from Nick Cave's cover of T. Rex's "Cosmic Dancer" that landed in April and Devendra Banhart's rendition of "Scenescof", today (24 June) Kesha has released her version of T. Rex's "Children of the Revolution".
The cover will feature on new album AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan, which was put together by the legendary producer Hal Willner, who died on 7 April from coronavirus.
Kesha says of her cover, "Through a stroke of luck, I met the incredibly talented and kind, Hal Willner. We were in the same studio and he said he liked my red nudie suit, and then when he mentioned that he was working on a project that involved honouring Marc Bolan, I excitedly started rambling about how much T. Rex has influenced my music and my style. Right there we decided to record our own incarnation of "Children of the Revolution", a motherfucker of a song! I'm excited for the world to finally hear it! This project was so exciting and important to the late great Hal, and I’m humbled to be a part of this project honouring one of the most magical artists of the 20th century."
AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan was Willner's final project before he died. The album will also feature contributions from Elton John, U2, Joan Jett, Lucinda Williams, Beth Orton, Marc Almond, and more.
Marc Bolan will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year, 50 years since the first T. Rex release.