Last week, a collaboration of incredibly talented artists released “Universal Love” — an album of classic love songs that have now been reimagined for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer couples. So now, we can all get married to these beautifully romantic songs without having to change the pronouns in our heads, rejoice!
Kesha sang “I Need a Woman to Love,” a version of Janis Joplin’s “I Need a Man to Love” and St. Vincent covered “And Then She Kissed Me,” a version of girl group The Crystals’ 1963 hit “Then He Kissed Me.” The six-song album is meant to not only provide queer women and men the ability to not have to change pronouns, but also have songs that don’t follow traditional “gender roles.”
“The great thing about music is that it transcends all the barriers and boundaries, and goes right to peoples’ hearts,” St. Vincent said. “And everyone has a heart.”
Along with the release of her song for this debut album, Kesha also gave us this beautiful gift of a video! The bisexual singer actually helped a lesbian couple who are longtime fans of hers get married in the making of this heartwarming music video. The video cuts to the real-life couple indulging in a Vegas hotel room before their wedding and sitting down with Kesha to talk about the importance of having same-sex marriage legalized.
“When we first met, getting married wasn’t an option legally so I don’t think we ever thought of it as a set that we could do,” says Lindsey, one of the women getting married. “It felt like that just wasn’t for us.”
But now it is and the ever-fabulous Kesha ordained their love! This is Kesha’s third queer wedding she’s ordained (could we possibly love Kesha more? I don’t think so!).
You can listen to the full album now on Spotify!