Kesha returns with “Praying,” her first solo release in almost 4 years since “Crazy Kids” was released as a single from her 2012 album Warrior.
“Praying” is a power ballad clearly directed at her long legal battle with producer Dr. Luke, but its overall message can be used by those going through their own struggles.
During that time, Kesha was barred from releasing new music, but was able to link up with Zedd in 2016 to record a new version of his song “True Colors,” which itself was also a message to her situation.
And no-n-no, I won’t apologize for the fire in my eyes
Let me show you my, my true colors, it ain’t your rainbow
On the day of release, Kesha released a Lenny Letter chronicling the creation of the song.
While announcing the release of the single, she gave a special dedication to her fans:
Your support and love and kindness has gotten me through hands down the hardest time of my entire life
Kesha spoke about her new song “Praying” and this was her description of what its about;
This song is about me finding peace in the fact that I can’t control everything — because trying to control everyone was killing me. It’s about learning to let go and realize that the universe is in control of my fate, not me.
“Praying” was written about that moment when the sun starts peeking through the darkest storm clouds, creating the most beautiful rainbow. Once you realize that you will in fact be OK, you want to spread love and healing. If you feel like someone has wronged you, get rid of that hate, because it will just create more negativity.
Take a listen and watch the video below…