Well it looks like my prediction may have been closer than even I might have thought. This past Thursday brought the announcement that Ke$ha's four upcoming concert dates in Mexico were to be canceled, which a press release distributed by the singer's Mexican label attributed to a delay involving the re-release of her debut album Animal.
But wait - there's more! Said re-release, the label announced, is currently scheduled for mid-November and will include anywhere from five to eight new songs in addition to the fourteen tracks on the original album, which dropped in January of this year at number one on the Billboard 200 and has to date sold over two million copies worldwide. The re-release is (as we assumed in the previous post) being overseen by the same production team as the original: Dr. Luke (executive producer), Ammo, and Benny Blanco, with the additional talents of Bangladesh, the hip-hop producer of such hits as Ludacris' "What's Your Fantasy," Kelis' "Bossy," Beyonce's "Diva" and "Video Phone (Extended Remix)," Gucci Mane's "Lemonade," and Lil' Wayne's Grammy-winning "A Milli." Let's just pause there to soak this in for a moment before I get to the last bit of hot info.
Also revealed in the Mexican press release is the new title under which this steroid-injected re-release will go, and it's a doozy: Cannibal. The relatively small portion of the US blogosphere that has picked up this item (so far no official announcement has been made in the States or elsewhere, and I needn't note that the press release is in Spanish) seems to agree on the epic quality of the new title. I'm actually probably more intrigued to see what comes from the Ke$ha/Bangladesh collaboration, which is rather out of left field for both artists (although several of her unreleased tracks demonstrate Ke$ha's legacy of hip-hop dabblings) and those sorts of combinations often strike gold. Or platinum.