Recently, Kesha sang an awe-inspiring cover of Tom Petty‘s classic “Into The Great Wide Open.” Stripped down to its skeletal beauty, the song was simplified by Kesha. She brought on this fresh depth that no other artist is capable of imitating. Kesha’s cover of the song is bewitching to say the absolute least, and we are all head over heels.
“I’m not trying to be a downer, but I just think this is one of the most beautiful songs ever written and I wanna pay my respects,”
-Kesha on recent cover of “Into The Great Wide Open”
Kesha is not quiet about being a massive Petty fan. The singer has performed twice at the annual Petty tribute concert, Petty Fest. In 2012, she even teamed with the Black Keys’ Patrick Carney for a performance of “Mary Jane’s Last Dance.” Another great Petty cover by Kesha is her 2014 performance of “Free Fallin’.”
The singer’s vibrato is deep, her delivery slow and full of soul. She hangs on to every lyric for just the right amount of time. When Kesha sings Tom Petty, she doesn’t just sing – -she feels.
About Tom Petty’s “Into The Great Wide Open”
“Into the Great Wide Open” is the third song on the 1991 album which was also titled “Into the Great Wide Open.”
Johnny Depp starred in the music video for the song. He had moved to Los Angeles as a teenager to seek rock stardom. Alongside Depp was Gabrielle Anwar, Faye Dunaway, Matt LeBlanc, Terence Trent D’Arby and Chynna Phillips. The video was shot during the filming of “Arizona Dream,” in which both Depp and Dunaway starred. Unfortunately, the film was on hiatus. This was due to director Emir Kusturica having suffered a nervous breakdown.
Kesha recently released her new album “Rainbow.” She is on tour in support of the LP, and is scheduled to wrap up by Nov. 1, in Los Angeles, California.