Listen to Ke$ha’s cover of Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right”

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Ke$ha is known for many things: her heavily Auto-Tuned tracks, her sartorial re-appropriation of Native American cultural tradition, and her controversial stance on oral hygiene (namely, her public endorsement of the practice of brushing one's teeth with a bottle of Jack). Yet there are two things Ke$ha is not known for: a) raw emotional honesty, and b) vocal talent. According to her recently released cover of "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right," however, the "Sleazy" singer totally has both of these things in spades.

Ke$ha, who covered the song (below) for an upcoming four-CD Amnesty International compilation, pours her booze-drenched, glitter-soaked, unicorn fart-filled soul into the song, and you can even hear her choking back tears and sniffling at various points during the track. The artist, who recorded the track alone in her bedroom on her laptop, told Rolling Stone that she and producer Bob Ezrin interpreted the song's lyrics as a suicide note from a female perspective, resulting in her heart-busting take on the classic Dylan tune. "There were particular lyrics in the song that you can just tell, once they came out of my mouth – the emotion caught up with me and I just started weeping," she said. "It's something that I didn't plan on, that wasn't contrived at all. It just sort of happened."

The album, entitled Chimes of Freedom, will be released on January 24th in honor of Amnesty International's 50th anniversary, and a two-disc version will be available at Starbucks for a limited time. The compilation also features a cover of "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go" by Miley Cyrus, which actually sounds kind of sweet. If Miley and Ke$ha are setting a precedent for Top 40 songstresses making a bid for indie cred by covering old fogey folk rockers, that's a trend I can totally get behind, and I look forward to hearing Selena Gomez's inevitable take on Neil Young and Crazy Horse's 2003 concept album Greendale.