Kesha officiates a real-life lesbian wedding in her new music video
Kesha officiated a lesbian couple’s wedding in a new music video that dropped today.
The artist released a video for cover track ‘I Need A Woman To Love,’ which she recorded for a collection of gay love songs.
The video for the track is dedicated to one gay couple in particular though – same-sex couple Lindsay and Dani.
The clip interweaves Kesha performing the song with the pair talking about their relationship on a trip to Las Vegas.
In a twist, the video reveals the pair are getting married… with none other than Kesha performing the ceremony.
She explains: “I’m here today in Vegas to marry Dani and Lindsey. This will be my third same-sex marriage!”
The pair’s family joins them, as Kesha tells the pair: “Marriage is a promise between two people who love each other, who trust that love, and who wish to spend the rest of their lives together.”
The couple then exchange vows, before Kesha pronounces them married.
Speaking about the song, Kesha said: “I’ve always been an advocate for equal rights.
“It’s an issue that is so close to my heart – it’s a part of my family and my friends and part of me. When I was approached for this project, I instantly said yes – it was a no brainier.
“I fought my entire life for equality and I’ll continue to do so forever.”
The singer also spoke about her reaction to same-sex marriage becoming legal across all 50 states in 2015.
She said: “I woke up and on CNN it said ‘marriage equality.’ I just started jumping on the bed and screaming.
“I remember it being like how I felt on Christmas, but bigger and better. I felt so excited. I felt like, maybe we’re not f***ed as people. Maybe humanity’s not f***ed!
“I don’t think you realise how big equality is until you don’t get to participate in it, when it’s taken away from you. Then you realise how big of a deal it is.”
Bob Dylan is among the other stars who sing about same-sex lovers on the new EP Universal Love, available on all streaming platforms now.
Dylan sings a gender-flipped cover of 1920s song ‘She’s Funny That Way’ – famously covered by Frank Sinatra – now titled ‘He’s Funny That Way.’
Also contributing to the project, is Benjamin Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie, singing ‘And I Love Him,’ Kele Okereke of Bloc Party singing ‘My Guy’ and St. Vincent singing ‘And Then She Kissed Me.’
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In the liner notes, Anthony DeCurtis explained: “The six songs on ‘Universal Love: Wedding Songs Reimagined’ playfully upend a convention of love songs that is so enshrined that it often escapes our notice: the use of opposite sex pronouns.
“With rare exceptions, love songs have rested on the assumption that a man is singing to or about a woman, and vice versa. In certain genres, like folk music, women were permitted to sing from a man’s perspective, but never the reverse.
“And gay songwriters have been known to avoid specific pronoun references so that ‘the love that dare not speak its name,’ as Oscar Wilde put it, could find a voice, however muted.”
He added: “But the performances here leave no doubt about the same-sex nature of the singer’s desire. Male and female singers have flipped the pronouns in ‘He’s Funny That Way,’ but it takes Bob Dylan to lend the song a simmering, homoerotic heat.”