Listen to Kesha’s Cover of ‘Old Flames Can’t Hold a Candle to You’
Critics who say Kesha can’t sing are likely to be quieted with this cover. Kesha recorded a cover of ‘Old Flames Can’t Hold a Candle to You,’ a song that holds a special place in her glitter-coated heart: Her mom wrote it!
Kesha’s proud mama, Patricia Rose (Pebe) Sebert wrote the country tune, which reached no. 14 when Joe Sun first recorded it in 1978, then topped the U.S. country charts when Dolly Parton covered it in 1980. Growing up, Kesha had a ton of country influences, so those, in tandem with her mom’s songwriting, made this a natural for her unique lilt.
Though the song is a romantic one, in which K-Dollar Sign assures her current beau that no one prior to him compares, it still has a melancholy vibe that she’s comfortable singing. It’s a little reminiscent of her cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright.’
The song will appear on Kesha’s ‘Deconstructed’ EP, a collection of acoustic tracks. Her quieter, softer rendition of ‘Die Young’ will appear on the album as well as other toned down versions of her tracks, including Animal favorite ‘The Harold Song,’ ‘Blow’ and ‘Supernatural.’
Listen to Kesha, ‘Old Flames Can’t Hold a Candle to You’