Following praise for “Praying”, her first solo release since 2013, Kesha has released “Woman”, the second song to be taken from her new album entitled “Rainbow” [out August 11th via Kemosabe Records/RCA Records].
With her branded snarl and attitude, and lyrics that hold onto the reasons why she is independent, the track is undeniably Kesha. Detailing a night out with girlfriends, she taunts any guy that would try and impede her fun: “Don’t buy me a drink, I make my money. Don’t touch my weave, don’t call me honey.”
Kesha wrote the track with Drew Pearson and Wrabel, with production by Pearson and Brody Brown. Recorded at Brooklyn’s Daptone Records, the track features a guest appearance by The Dap-Kings horn section and taps into the wild spirit she feels as a kinship to her favourite artists. Which include Iggy Pop, The Rolling Stones, Dolly Parton, James Brown and more.
In an essay appearing on RollingStone.com, Kesha writes that she discovered a new kind of confidence that she took into the studio following her 2016 tour with her live band The Creepies. Performing straight-up rock shows with no backing tracks or dancers, she said, “I had to rise to the occasion and take control of my voice and in the process I gained a lot of confidence in my vocal ability I’ve never had before”.