Kesha is embracing her femininity on her empowering new single, “Woman.” On the new track, on which she’s backed by The Dap-Kings’ horn section, she proudly sings about paying her own bills and not needing a man to “hold her too tight.”
She belts in the profanity-laden chorus, “I’m a mother****** woman!”
In an essay for Rolling Stone explaining the inspiration for the song, Kesha says that particular phrase popped into her head while stuck in traffic on her way to the studio.
“I just really f****** love being a woman and I wanted an anthem for anyone else who wants to yell about being self-sufficient and strong,” she writes.
There’s conviction in the song, but there’s also a joyous spirit — one verse even has Kesha breaking into laughter as she sings. She credit the happy recording process to her two co-writers, Drew Pearson and Stephen Wrabel.
“It was such a beautiful experience to write such a strong female empowerment song with two men…because it reinforces how supportive men can be of women AND feminism,” she writes. “That day was one of the best writing sessions of my life. It was pure raw joy.”
As for the music video, she co-directed it with her brother Lagan Sebert while she was on tour in Delaware. They put the shoot together in about a week and filmed at a bar called Oddity Bar.
“Woman” follows Kesha’s song “Praying,” which she released last week. Both will appear on her new album, Rainbow.
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