Becky Sullivan

Kesha Covers T. Rex’s ‘Children of the Revolution’: Watch

As part of a new 26-track, Hal Willner-produced Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan compilation album, Kesha has lent her voice to cover a high-energy take on the T. Rex classic “Children of the Revolution.”

Willner, who died from COVID-related complications in April, is best known for his legendary work with Lou Reed, Marianne Faithfull and William S. Burroughs. And to pay their proper respects, Angelheaded Hipster has brought together the likes of Nick Cave, Devendra Banhart, Joan Jett, Father John Misty, Beth Orton, Peaches, Lucinda Williams, U2, Elton John and others.

“Through a stroke of luck, I met the incredibly talented and kind Hal Willner,” Kesha said. “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 honoring 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 honoring one of the most magical artists of the 20th century.” Listen to their final creation below.

For those awaiting its release, the two-disk compilation set is slated for September 4th courtesy of BMG.

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