Friday, August 11, 2017

Kesha - Rainbow



I honestly am having a horrible time expressing properly how this album has affected me. The fact that she's released 5 singles before the album actually dropped was ridiculous in the most amazing. I am going to write a review of the album later today so this is just going to talk about this released of the video for the song, "Rainbow" and not the album.

This song is another example of just how you can take all the shit that you've been experiencing and you make it something good and valid and full of light. And can we talk just a second about how this track is produced by Ben Folds.... I mean, come on; how freaking cool. This song is everything. It's got so much power and so much depth and you can hear just how beautiful Kesha is in every note and every vocal expression. This song is going to mean so much to so many people, myself included. There is so much healing wrapped up in this four minute song. It's so gorgeous. From the strings to the harmonica to the huge, swelling back up vocalists. There is so much musicality and theatricality to this song and it's all done with such deft precision that it's perfect.

Acceptance and processing and learning to move forward with your life are all concepts and ideas that we struggle with and to hear them so beautifully expressed in this song makes me so proud to see her standing so tall and strong in light of everything that's been happening to her the past 4 years. This is a fully realized artist that's finally able to sing with her own voice and it's beautiful. Her first two albums established that groundwork that was her fan base but this album will cement it and hold it together forever.