KESHA – Returns with two new singles (Review) – 18/07/17
Kesha has not released a solo track since 2013 and after a lengthy, unsuccessful lawsuit against her former producer Dr.Luke for alleged sexual assault fans have been avidly awaiting when the pop singer-songwriter would be releasing fresh music. She has finally announced she will have an album due for release August 11th titled Rainbow (pre-order here) and within the past week, she has released two singles from the forthcoming record. Praying and Woman both became available to the public days apart in the last week, both accompanied with intricate music videos.
Praying was the first single to be released to give a glimpse into the singer’s third studio album and despite what some might expect this song is a heavily emotional ballad with lyrics like
“I’m proud of who I am. No more monsters, I can breathe again. And you said that I was done. Well, you were wrong and now the best is yet to come.” – Kesha.
The heart-wrenching, raw lyricism and soft stripped back piano is a delicate piece of music unlike Kesha’s past repertoire and it is genuinely refreshing. It is assumed that the deeply personal lyrics are directed at Dr.Luke; showing that from difficult circumstances art can thrive.
“Obviously my first song is a ballad which is always risky for a pop singer. But hopefully, the truth in the message will shine through.” – Kesha.
The track Woman released July 13th, 2017 only three days after Praying could almost be an entirely different artist. Woman has an old-school Kesha dance vibe, but with an undertone of soulful Brooklyn rooted rock; highlighted especially when artists The-Dap Kings feature.
The song is a wild contrast to her previous release Praying from forthcoming album Rainbow but again comes with a powerful message of female empowerment and resilience. Plenty of F-bombs are dropped, so check out the OG lyrics and music video on YouTube because most radio stations will air a clean version.
“I’m a motherfucking woman, baby, alright. I don’t need a man to be holding me too tight.” – Kesha.
Kesha has had an unsettling few years enduring a legal battle in the public eye since 2013, and finally, she has returned in stride with what sounds like it is going to be a killer album.
Rainbow Track List:
Let ‘Em Talk
Learn To Let Go
Hunt You Down
Pre-order the album via iTunes here