It’s been almost five years since Kesha put out Warrior, and she has gone to hell and back in the meantime.
A lawsuit with her producer Dr. Luke took the headlines, with lawsuits covering harassment and business ethics, and it seemed for a while like Kesha’s music career would never make a return.
But in the last two weeks Kesha has put out two new singles, ahead of her new album Rainbow‘s release on August 11th, and they couldn’t be more of what Kesha has gone through.
They also couldn’t be more polar opposites of each other.
The first one, “Praying”, is a ballad filled with raw emotions from Kesha, with a powerful voice, strong emotion, and a high note to end all high notes (although I think it is just a guttural release of everything that she’s been through).
The second song, “Woman”, is that outright pop song, filled with the f-word, that brings back the “Tik-Tok Kesha” who rose to the top of the Pop Charts in 2010.
The lyrics to both are seemingly directed straight at Dr. Luke, featuring lines like:
Well, you almost had me fooled
Told me that I was nothing without you
Oh, and after everything you’ve done
I can thank you for how strong I have become
‘Cause you brought the flames and you put me through hell
I had to learn how to fight for myself
And we both know all the truth I could tell
I’ll just say this is I wish you farewell
I don’t need a man to be holding me too tight
Meanwhile, the music videos on both are absolute fire. Bright colors, great shots, and highlight the real star of the show: Kesha.
From the first two songs, I think this album has potential to be another chart topper…stay tuned in the coming weeks for the full album review.