Kesha just released a new song entitled, Woman, reminding us how strong of a woman she is after everything she’s been through.
Woman is part of her third studio album Rainbow, which comes after newly-released song, Praying — a far cry from all her previous head-bopping tunes.
The song, which has a funky and playful vibe and empowering lyrics, aptly translated what she has become after experiencing all the heartbreak of not being able to have the creative freedom that she wanted and the sexual and physical abuse she’s experienced from music producer, Dr. Luke.
Woman’s intro, where Kesha sings: “I buy my own things, I pay my own bills, These diamond rings, my automobiles, Everything I got, I bought it, Boys can’t buy my love, buy my love, yeah” is the perfect song to sing along to in the car with your strong, independent girlfriends.
In an emotional essay for the Rolling Stone, the 30-year-old American singer said the idea for the song came while she was stuck in traffic.
“That day in particular I felt like I had earned the right call myself a ‘motherf*cking woman,’” Kesha said. “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,” she wrote.
She added, “It was such a beautiful experience to write such a strong female empowerment song [Woman] with two men, Drew Pearson and Stephen Wrabel, because it reinforces how supportive men can be of women AND feminism.”
And finally, the song, she said, should not be seen as exclusive to women but to anyone who loves independence.
“I just really f*cking 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.),” she said.
Kesha’s Rainbow album is set to be out on August 11.