The New Kesha Album

Okay, so I know I talked about one of Kesha’s latest singles here BUT i have to talk about her album, ‘Rainbow’. (sorry Mom) it’s fucking fantastic. I want this to be my life soundtrack. Each song is straight fire, as the kids would say these days.

You have your more emotional songs like ‘Praying’ or ‘Rainbow’ that secretly make you want to cry but also rejoice in the fact that somebody finally understands the nuances of trauma and pain. Then you have ‘Woman’ and ‘Let Em Talk’ that just make you want to dance. I’m actually obsessed with this album and i haven’t felt like this about an entire album in close to years.

It may help that I relate to Kesha’s current legal struggles or her open dialogue about mental health. Or it may help that her first albums were straight up how i got ready for fraternity parties or girls nights out. I have a lot of really solid memories associated with Kesha and I have absolutely no shame about that.

This album makes me feel like I’m covered in glitter, sunshine, and rainbows. But without the lasting effects of finding glitter in your shower 6 months later. I am SO excited that Kesha is putting new music out and I cannot wait to have this album on repeat on Spotify and iTunes.

Don’t forget to support your local artists. They need to make money too, even if you think they already make enough.

‘Praying’ by Kesha

First of all, I am all for the #freekesha hashtag that was flooding social media last year and for  good reason. She’s been thru hell & back and her new music is phenomenal. It’s powerful, wonderful, and makes you want to get up & dance. But the one so far that’s really hit home for me is ‘Praying’.

People have made the assumption that the song is about Dr. Luke and the sexual assault allegations last year made by Kesha. Now, this song has some pretty legit trigger warnings but it’s also cathartic. The song isn’t at all what I thought it would be. It’s almost like it’s a letter from Kesha to Dr. Luke (assuming this is who the song is about), hoping he’s found peace and that she’s found power in her voice again.

If you’ve ever been thru something traumatic and are in a place to relatively forgive hte cause of it, this song is for you. It’s a beautifully poignant yet haunting song that will pull at your heart strings and make you want to cry. Take a listen to it wherever you listen to your music (spotify, amazon, itunes….) and support your music monetarily when you can. Especially one as vibrant and as strong as Kesha.

Favourite lyrics: Well, you almost had me fooled/Told me that I was nothing without you/Oh, but after everything you’ve done/I can thank you for how strong I have become