Kesha has recorded an epic cover of the T. Rex track “Children Of The Revolution”.
The cover is set to feature on the upcoming compilation album, Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex, produced by Hal Willner, who passed away in April from complications of COVID-19.
“Through a stroke of luck, I met the incredibly talented and kind, Hal Willner,” Kesha said in a statement about the project. “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 motherf**ker of a song. I’m excited for the world to finally hear it,” she continued. “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.”
Bolan, the lead singer of T. Rex, was killed in a car accident on Sept. 16, 1977.
The two-disk compilation is set to be released on Sept. 4.