Pitbull and Ke$ha Collaboration “Timber” Released
Is the country-EDM hybrid really starting to become a thing? First, Avicii had hit “Wake Me Up” that, in spite of its poor reception at Ultra Music Festival 2013, reached the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. Then, there were EDM remixes of country songs. Now, the collaboration between Pitbull and Ke$ha, titled “Timber,” takes the same approach.
Released on October 7, “Timber” debuted officially on Ryan Seacrest’s syndicated radio show. Pitbull, inspired by Avicii’s track, decided to add a harmonica. In an interview with Billboard, he said: "I've been all around the world touring and it was a record from Avicii that was so big and had this country feel to it. This record came down produced by Dr. Luke, Cirkut and Sermstyle, and I said, 'Man I need to get my hands on that.' And being on tour with Ke$ha, we hit it off, and what better than to have a crazy, sexy, cool, beautiful woman on it with me."
The track isn’t the first time the artists collaborated. Back in 2009, Pitbull appeared on a remix of Ke$ha’s “Tik Tok,” while the “Die Young” singer appeared on his track “Girls.” This past year, they co-headed a tour that finishes up later in October in Australia. Hear their recent collaboration here: