Published Aug 03, 2017Kesha is continuing the rollout of her hotly anticipated comeback LP Rainbow with a new track called "Hymn."
The latest single follows previously shared album cuts "Praying," "Woman" and "Learn to Let Go," and as the chorus dictates, it serves as a "hymn for the hymnless."
The singer debuted the song with an accompanying personal essay for Mic. In it, she writes:
I hope this is one of those songs that will find and connect with people who feel like outcasts, especially young people today growing up with the omnipresent internet. I really feel for them, because bullying today is so scary due to all of the technology. It breaks my heart to hear about kids being bullied online at such a young and sensitive age. I believe no one should be subjected to harassment and hate, and that includes online. I know from personal experience those kinds of comments can be much more than hurtful. They can really mess up one's self-confidence and self-worth. So when I sing the words to this song, I do so as a reminder to myself as much as anyone that we can't let the haters and the negativity win. We know "that we're perfect, even if we're fucked up." We are all "dreamers searching for the truth," and we know the unexplainable universal goodness in people — their innate love and light and compassion for one another — will bring us together to do great things.
Rainbow marks Kesha's first album since 2012's Warrior, and it's due out on August 11 via Kemosabe/RCA. She'll also embark on a full-blown North American tour later this fall.
Listen to "Hymn" down below.