EV­ERY BADASS THING KE­SHA DID IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS

The US singer has been un­able to re­lease mu­sic since 2012 due to a trau­matic le­gal bat­tle with pro­ducer Dr Luke. That hasn’t stopped her be­ing awe­some, though, says Jor­dan Bas­sett

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what hap­pened: You can­not keep Ke­sha down. If she couldn’t make new mu­sic, she was de­ter­mined to hit the stage in­stead. She did just that in Nash­ville with a lo­cal band called – yes, that’s right – Yeast Infection. Their raff­ish set in­cluded an ut­terly fab­u­lous lounge ver­sion of her own ‘Timber’, and with­out Pit­bull to yap over the track, it sounded the way it was al­ways meant to: like a joy­ful hoe­down, the au­ral equiv­a­lent of danc­ing at the end of the world, tequila in hand, smile in­tact. what she said: “I am Ke­sha!

And we are… Yeast Infection!”

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