Published Jul 13, 2017Following her massive comeback clip "Praying," Kesha has delivered another video for a track off her upcoming Rainbow LP.
"Woman" has now been treated to some accompanying visuals, and as its title implies, the track is an ode to female empowerment.
Kesha opened up about the song in an essay for Rolling Stone, in which she explains that her last tour gave her a newfound confidence in her vocal abilities. She writes:
I was really feeling that conviction one particular day while I was stuck in traffic on my way to the studio and out of nowhere I felt the urge to scream, "I'm a motherfucking woman." By the time I got the the studio, I was chanting "I'm a motherfucking woman." The two men I was writing with that day didn't quite know what to do with me. I proclaimed again: "I'm a motherfucking woman"! Then Drew Pearson got on the piano and Wrabel started laughing. I told them, I'm not fucking with you — this is the mood I'm in — and this is the song we are writing today.
That day in particular I felt like I had earned the right call myself a motherfucking woman. I have always been a feminist, but for much of my life I felt like a little girl trying to figure things out. In the past few years, I have felt like a woman more than ever. I just feel the strength and awesomeness and power of being female. We hold the key to humanity. We decide if we populate the Earth, and if so, with whom. We could just decide not to have any more kids and the human race would be over. That is power. I just really fucking love being a woman and I wanted an anthem for anyone else who wants to yell about being self-sufficient and strong. (Yes, men, this song can be for you too.)
The funk-infused track features the horn section from the late Sharon Jones' backing band the Dap-Kings and has been matched with a video that Kesha co-directed with her brother Lagan. It was shot at Delaware's Oddity Bar and sees Kesha and her crew taking over the space, infusing it with plenty of glitter, gold and energy.
Watch the video for "Woman" below.
Rainbow is expected out on August 11 via Kemosabe Records/RCA Records.