After a series of cryptic messages, Ke$ha has finally announced a name and a release date of her new album. "ANIMALS. It's time. Die Young: 9/25 Warrior: 12/4," so she tweets, revealing that her second studio installment is called "Warrior" and will drop on December 4, just in time for Christmas. Its lead single "Die Young", which has been previewed in some videos, will come out in full September 25.
Still through the micro-blogging site, the electropop singer debuts a cover art for the album. It features the 25-year-old beauty donning a colorful garb with a background of reddish mountain and field. She wears her blonde hair in braids.
"I've been working for a year on this new record and have collaborated with some of my idols," Ke$ha states about her upcoming album. "This process has been long and intense and I couldn't be more stoked to share this music. I hope with 'Warrior' my fans get to know me in a much more raw and vulnerable way."
The set will consist of 12 tracks, while the deluxe edition will feature 16 songs. The "Tik Tok" songstress previously said that her second album would incorporate Rock genres, inspired from the music of the 1970s.
Before unveiling the title and release date of the album, Ke$ha sparked a speculation of a possible Rihanna collaboration when she posted an image of a woman holding a piece of paper with a capital "R". As the day went on, she posted more letters which apparently formed the album title.
UPDATE: A tracklist for "Warrior" has been unveiled as well, including the Dr. Luke-produced track "Die Young" and the title track among others.