- Kesha Premieres New Song “Praying” with The Music Video
- American singer-songwriter Kesha is back. She unveiled a new song "Praying", which is her first single in almost four years since "Crazy Kids". Also she announced her upcoming third album "Rainbow" release date, it is due out August 11, 2017.
The new song was written by Kesha with Ben Abraham and Ryan Lewis. The music video, directed by Jonas Åkerlund, was premiered on VEVO.
"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," she wrote on Facebook.
Since October 2014, the singer has been embattled in several lawsuits in an effort to be released from her contract with Sony and producer Dr. Luke, whom she has accused of sexually assaulting and abusing her. Some of the lawsuits have been dropped, others have been denied, though the complicated legal battle continues.
She wrote about that in Lenny Letter;
"It's from our darkest moments that we gain the most strength. There were so many days, months even, when I didn't want to get out of bed ... But I dragged myself out of bed and took my emotions to the studio and made art out of them. And I have never been happier with a body of work as I am with this record. 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."
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The new album contains 14-track, featuring guest appearances from Eagles of Death Metal, The Dap-Kings Horns and Dolly Parton. She had recorded 22 songs on her own and had given them to her label. The album follows up 2012's "Warrior".
Beginning of the video, she says;
"Am I dead? Or is this one of those dreams? Those horrible dreams that seem like they last forever? If I am alive, why? If there is a God or whatever, something, somewhere, why have I been abandoned by everyone and everything I've ever known? I've ever loved? Stranded. What is the lesson? What is the point? God, give me a sign, or I have to give up. I can't do this anymore. Please just let me die. Being alive hurts too much."
- source : Rolling Stone