Kesha Drops New Girl Power Anthem "Woman"
Kesha's long-awaited comeback is officially in full swing!
One week after returning to the music business with the release of "Praying," the pop star has dropped a second single off her forthcoming album, Rainbow. The new track, simply titled "Woman" is a funky, brass-heavy anthem, featuring horns from none other than The Dap-Kings.
In the self-described "female empowerment song," Kesha boasts about paying her own bills and driving around in her Cadillac. "I'm a motherf***ing woman, baby alright. I don't need no man to keep holding me too tight," the 30-year-old repeats in the chorus. Clips of her breaking into peels of laughter while recording even made their way into the final track, only furthering the single's free spirit vibe.
With her legal battles behind her, "Woman" is an obvious celebration of the singer's gender. In a poignant essay for Rolling Stone, Kesha recounts how the empowering song came to be both musically and lyrically, and how she couldn't be more proud of the end result. "With 'Woman,' I hope my fans will hear that wild spirit still strong inside me but this time it was created more raw, spontaneously and with all live instrumentation, which I found was a huge reason I loved the records I did love," she writes.
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As for the lyrics? She explains that those were born out of her renewed appreciation for her womanhood. "I just really f***ing love being a woman and I wanted an anthem for anyone else who wants to yell about being self-sufficient and strong. (Yes, men, this song can be for you too.)" she adds.
Watch the video for "Woman" above and catch Rainbow when it drops on Aug. 11.