Just a week after releasing her comeback single and video for "Praying
has just released another empowering single and video, "Woman," featuring the Dap-Kings Horns
. While "Praying" was more of an introspective slow-burner than most of Kesha's songs have been in the past, "Woman" shows more of the upbeat, wild-spirited Kesha that fans have always loved.
The video, directed by Kesha and her brother Lagan, is equally fun and upbeat. It starts as Kesha drives her Cadillac with a country love song playing in the background, which is promptly interrupted by Kesha's irreverent "Ok, shut up!" and "Woman" begins to play. They arrive at the Oddity Bar, and Kesha dances and sings amongst the gold streamers in her all gold outfit. Kesha genuinely looks like she's having a great time as she hangs out with her friends and dances like nobody's watching.
The song itself is all about being proud and independent as a woman. Lyrics like "I buy my own things, I pay my own bills," "I don't need a man to be holding me too tight," and "Don't buy me a drink, I make my money, don't touch my weave, don't call me ‘honey'" assert that Kesha doesn't need nor want a man to take care of her. The song is empowering, the chorus is super catchy, and the Dap-Kings Horns feature is a really cool instrumental element of the song. I also think the production on Kesha's vocals in both this song and "Praying," are really interesting - her voice somehow sounds more raw and real on both of these newer songs.
We're so happy to see Kesha getting back into releasing music after all that she went through with the abuse and lawsuits against former producer Dr. Luke, and after hearing this newest single I'm definitely excited to hear the rest of her album Rainbow
when it comes out on August 11th via Kemosabe Records/RCA Records.