Single Review: “Praying” by Kesha


I’m going to try to remain neutral but Kesha is back and pretty much slayed the universe all in one day. Kesha released a new song and gave a release date for her album all in one day.

“Praying” is Kesha’s first single in four years, not including her song with Zedd, and is off her new album “Rainbow.” It’s an extremely powerful song. When I was listening to it, it reminded me of Demi Lovato’s “Skyscraper” as they both have the similar themes to them.

Kesha released an essay about the song and stated that ” This song is about coming to feel empathy for someone else even if they hurt you or scare you. It’s a song about learning to be proud of the person you are even during low moments when you feel alone. It’s also about hoping everyone, even someone who hurt you, can heal. I hope this song reaches people who are in the midst of struggles, to let them know that no matter how bad it seems now, you can get through it. If you have love and truth on your side, you will never be defeated. Don’t give up on yourself.” It’s a powerful song that you can feel the emotion coming off of the song as it goes along.

The arrangement of the song is just amazing and just flows so well with the vocals that Kesha is giving to the song. There’s just so much raw emotion in the song. Everything was done in a way to provoke that emotion and it all works. Nothing is wrong with this song. There’s nothing to nitpick because it’s just everything right.

The music video for “Praying” is more powerful that just the song itself. It starts off with Kesha saying a monologue and looking like she died. It starts out to be like the usually Kesha music video we came to know and love before her legal battle started. But it just her going from depressed and feeling alone to overcoming everything. During her process of overcoming, the video moves from black & white to more colorful. The video pretty much is the transition from Ke$ha to Kesha. While Ke$ha is still a part of her, I can all ready tell that we are going to see more of the person that is behind the glitter and dinosaurs.

“Praying” is an amazing song that really shows off the kind of artist that Kesha is. Her vocals on the song are amazing and the video is powerful. You can’t hate the song, even if you aren’t a fan. I also recommend playing this song with “True Colors” because then it just an emotional rollercoaster.

Rating: 5 out of 5


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