Kesha Rose’s Healing: Rainbow
After four years of silence, Kesha Rose released a single, “Praying”. Everything about the song was vastly different from the Kesha we previously knew. The wild girl that was all about partying was gone.
The first bars were somber, warm piano leading into her strong voice. It was a song about healing and recognizing the hurt from the past, telling her demons they’re wrong and moving on wishing them the best.
“I hope you’re somewhere prayin’, prayin’
I hope your soul is changin’, changin’
I hope you find your peace
Falling on your knees, prayin’.”
Praying came out on July 6th, and Kesha dropped her album Rainbow a month later on August 11th. The album is incredible, a journey being broken to healing from her past. The first song is called “Bastards” humbly composed solely with an acoustic guitar and Kesha’s rich voice. After that there’s two absolutely fun, upbeat bops that are made for dancing.
The song “Rainbow” is so moving the lyrics speak for themselves.
“And I know that I’m still f***** up
But aren’t we all, my love?
Darling, our scars make us who we are, are
So when the winds are howling strong
And you think you can’t go on, hold tight, sweetheart
You’ll find a rainbow, rainbow, baby
Trust me, I know life is scary
But just put those colors on, girl
Come and paint the world with me tonight.”
It sounds as if she’s singing to her younger self when her voice cracks on the word rainbow, and when she softly says the last line. It’s a masterpiece of an album, one to learn all the words to, one to remember.