It's here, it's here, it's finally here. Kesha's "Praying" music video is a beautiful treatise on overcoming obstacles, depression, and your personal demons. Fans have waited patiently for years, and now Kesha has finally returned to the music scene with her first solo track since her legal battle with former collaborator Dr. Luke. And both the song and the music video will leave you feeling hopeful about overcoming struggles of your own.
The tune symbolizes Kesha's rise from a great deal of mental angst over the last few years. The singer expressed her emotions about the new project in actor Lena Dunham's newsletter, Lenny Letter:
Kesha seems to be baring it all in the new single, turning her recent trials and tribulations into triumph with a message of strength and inspiration after revealing in the essay that she's been battling with "intense anxiety and depression, a relentless eating disorder, and all the other basic bullsh*t that comes with being human."
The new music video opens with Kesha revealing her thoughts in spoken word as she lays seemingly lifeless atop of a raft while floating adrift in a body of water.
In the vulnerable moment of revelation, Kesha recites,
As the black and white filmography transfers into the bright and bold hues often associated with the 30-year-old singer, Kesha begins to belt out her truths on the emotional ballad.
Her pain can most certainly be felt through her vocal performance on the track. The opening verse quickly reveals the mental anguish that she's overcome, while explaining that it's only made her stronger in the long run. She sings,
Between these and more powerful lyrics, and this gorgeously shot video, it's clear that the singer is back and here to stay.