“People should be able to love whoever they want to love. That’s what love is.”
Kesha has dropped the music video for her queer rendition of Janis Joplin’s classic love song, I Need a Man to Love.
The American superstar re-recorded the track for Universal Love, an EP intending to provide wedding songs for same-sex couples. Bob Dylan, St. Vincent, Valerie June, Kele Okereke and Benjamin Gibbard also contributed LGBTQ anthems to the EP.
In the video for I Need a Woman to Love, Kesha officiates the wedding of a real-life lesbian couple.
“I’m here today, in Vegas, to marry Dani and Linsday. This’ll be my third same-sex marriage,” said Kesha. “The fact that I would just play a show, and there’d be two people there that I’ve never met, and now I’m marrying them today, it’s just kind of a headfuck. But, it’s amazing.”
Lindsay and Dani are married by Kesha in a beautiful outdoor ceremony, and the rest of the clip follows the couple as they celebrate their nuptials.
Watch the adorable video below.
Universal Love is now available on iTunes and streaming services.
Kesha’s latest studio release – Rainbow – debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. It received widespread critical acclaim, and resulted in the star receiving her first ever Grammy nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album.
The album’s lead single, Praying, also received a nomination for Best Pop Solo Performance.
Watch the video for Learn to Let Go – the album’s second single – below.