Kesha's Road to Recovery on "Hymn"
For the past four years, the media and tabloids have written the story of Kesha Rose Sebert, better known as Ke$ha. Countless headlines and tweets have shared with the world her haunting legal battle against music producer Dr.Luke. After a civil trial and countless contract disputes, the year of 2017 is the year of Kesha.
Her new album, Rainbow, will drop August 11, so far she has released 4 songs. While we are all anticipating the return of Kesha, these songs are saying one thing: you need to pay attention, now.
Hymn, the fourth single, follows Kesha into her recovery even further. The title and theme of the song come from the idea that people without a set religion, such as the singer herself, can find a hymn to carry them through difficult situations. Despite drawing anger from religious groups, this song has found a way to win over the hearts of its listeners, starting with the first chord.
The song starts with Kesha’s incredible vocals expressing the value of people moving forward together towards the stars, leading to the feeling of you growing along with her. The chorus hits with coordinated snapping at the end of each line as she sings “Hymn for the hymnless, don't need no forgiveness/'Cause if there's a heaven, don't care if we get in”. It holds the same tempo with more syllables per line, an approach to the pop song willing the listener to sing along. The beat hits behind her singing, and the methodical voice makes you believe in what Kesha expresses, slinging her debut in the best direction.
Kesha’s comeback is beautiful, an inspiring journey for sexual assault survivors and any fan of her music. However, this new turn brings more fans into her stratosphere, with many new songs holding the meaning that critics claim the other albums lacked. Each song seems to hold more emotion and passion than the last and I, for one, cannot hold in excitement. If you like “Hymn”, or Kesha, or amazing music, Rainbow is for you when it debuts on August 11.
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