Kesha’s newest music video sees Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter officiating a real-life lesbian wedding in Las Vegas.
“I Need a Woman to Love Me” is a reimagined cover of the Janis Joplin tune “I Need a Man to Love Me” and is featured on Universal Love, a new album of same-sex wedding songs released this month by MGM Resorts International.
The couple, Dani and Lindsay, were married by Kesha at the Bellagio on the anniversary of the first same-sex marriage license issued in the U.S. on March 26, 1975. In the video, the couple discuss seeing Kesha perform at L.A. Pride in 2015, and what a powerful ally she’s been.
“People should be able to love whoever they want to love,” says Kesha, who’s actually officiated three same-sex weddings. “That’s what love is.”
Universal Love also features contributions by Bob Dylan, St. Vincent, Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard, Valerie June, and Kele Okereke, the out lead singer of Bloc Party.