Kesha Covers Janis Joplin's “I Need A Man To Love” on the EP “Universal Love” for LGBTQ
- Bob Dylan, Kesha and St. Vincent have reimagined popular love songs to honor the LGBTQ community, and the singers are doing it by switching pronouns.
The EP "Universal Love" was released on April 5, 2018. In addition to Bob Dylan, Kesha and St. Vincent, the EP featured Benjamin Gibbard of alternative band Death Cab for Cutie, singer-songwriter Valerie June and Kele Okereke of the indie rock group Bloc Party.
"Universal Love," available on streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music, was produced by MGM Resorts and is distributed through Sony Music's Legacy Recordings.
Kesha, who has a large gay fan base and has been a longtime supporter of equal rights for the LGBTQ community. She covered Janis Joplin's “I Need A Man To Love” on the EP.
“I Need A Man To Love” was released by American rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company with Janis Joplin in 1968. The song was included on the band's second studio album "Cheap Thrills". It was written by Sam Andrew and Janis Joplin.
After the album released, Janis Joplin left the band and released her first solo album "I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama!" in 1969.
"We believe projects like this will help all of us reach a point where seeing the world through the lens of people who happen to be different from us becomes natural and commonplace," said Phyllis James, MGM Resorts' chief diversity and corporate social responsibility officer.
- source : Rolling Stone