Marc Bolan's son Rolan sings on new version of T Rex classic ‘Children Of The Revolution’ with Kesha

24 June 2020, 15:58 | Updated: 14 September 2023, 15:59

Marc Bolan with Gloria Jones and their son Rolan Bolan in 1975
Marc Bolan with Gloria Jones and their son Rolan Bolan in 1975. Picture: Getty

By Rory O'Connor

Kesha has released a cover of T. Rex’s ‘Children Of The Revolution’, which features Marc Bolan's son Rolan on backing vocals.

The new rendition of the song will appear on new tribute album AngelHeaded Hipster, dedicated to the songs of the late Marc Bolan.

The music video features both old footage of T. Rex, along with new footage of Kesha recording her vocals in the studio.

Watch the official video for ‘Children Of The Revolution’, interpreted by Kesha, below:

Kesha - Children of the Revolution (Official Video)

‘Children Of The Revolution’ reached number two in the UK charts in September 1972.

Nick Cave, Devendra Banhart, Elton John, U2, Joan Jett, Marc Almond and more are also set to feature on the album.

See more: Hall of Fame: T. Rex

Kesha’s version of the song features Marc's son Rolan on backing vocals, and is also the last production of the late Hal Willner, who died back in April.

Speaking of her love of Marc, Kesha said: "Through a stroke of luck, I met the incredibly talented and kind Hal Willner.

T.Rex 'Children Of The Revolution'

Kesha features on the new track
Kesha features on the new track. Picture: PA

"We were in the same studio and he said he liked my red Nudie suit, and then when he mentioned that he was working on a project that involved honouring Marc Bolan, I excitedly started rambling about how much T. Rex has influenced my music and my style.

"Right there we decided to record our own incarnation of ‘Children of the Revolution’, a motherf***** of a song! I’m excited for the world to finally hear it!"

The 33-year-old added: "This project was so exciting and important to the late great Hal, and I’m humbled to be a part of this project honouring one of the most magical artists of the 20th century."

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