Kesha is mad as hell and she’s not going to take it anymore on Praying

Kesha returns from the wilderness with a defiant new single and video as well as news of a new album.

3 months agoText by


Post-Lemonade, spoken word intros over black and white B-roll have become more than a little corny. However, if there’s one artist that deserves a moment to exorcise her demons in a more nuanced way than pop music can provide, it’s Kesha. Her first single for four years, ‘Praying’ opens with a sobering monologue which sees the singer appealing to God, asking why she’s been abandoned in her time of need. Kesha asks whether she’s died, and if she hasn’t why she should continue to live in a world that seems to have forsaken her before regaining her strength as the song begins, opening with the lyric ‘I hope you’re somewhere praying.’

Uplifting piano comes in underneath, and Kesha only grows more defiant with every lyric she utters. A cut back to black and white sees Kesha floating adrift in the ocean before the chorus comes back and the drums kick in. It doesn’t take a genius to work out the track is directed at Kesha’s former producer and alleged abuser Dr Luke, and it’s clear that she’s not planning on holding back when it comes to her new album, Rainbow, due out later this summer. Watch the video below.

Follow Kesha on Twitter and Instagram
Follow Mike Vinti on Twitter



Joker proves he’s still the purple king on Medium Core

Mind-melting electronic music from the creator of purple himself


Zoology revel in summer love on the graceful Maroon

It’s the first song the duo wrote in the same country


School Of X takes Roskilde out of this world in the video for Forever

School Of X is set to be one of Copenhagen’s best music exports


It’s time for Sunfall!

The acts you need to see this weekend at Sunfall, London’s underground music festival


EMA fuses the personal and political on haunting new single Blood and Chalk

Listen to the premiere of EMA’s overwhelming new single Blood and Chalk.


Joel Culpepper might just be London’s answer to Frank Ocean on Afraid To Be King

Watch the premiere of his new music video for ‘Afraid To Be King’