SINGLE REVIEW: Kesha – Hymn
After waiting five years Kesha will finally release her third studio album “Rainbow” next week and I couldn’t be more excited. She has already shown us a wide range of diversity with all of the promo tracks that she has released from the emotionally raw “Praying” to the empowerment banger “Woman” to the reflective anthem “Learn To Let Go”. To add to the excitement she has dropped one last song and this one is an anthem for anyone that feels like an outcast. “Hymn” is a deep-synth beat pop track that has production elements that remind me of her debut album title track “Animal”. It’s all about not allowing the haters and negativity win and to embrace and love who you are. It sounds cheesy and cliche but she’s done it in a way that is genuine and empowering. “Sorry if you’re starstruck, blame it on the stardust. I know that I’m perfect, even though I’m fucked up. Hymn for the hymnless, don’t need no forgiveness cause if there’s a heaven, don’t care if we get in. This is a hymn, hymn, hymn for how we live, live, live”. Her vocal delivery on this track is less prominent and gives a more relaxed style that works well with the production. She still gives you a little glimmer of a high note towards the end reminding you that the girl can REALLY sing. This song is a grower. After a first listen I wasn’t completely sold but after a second I was sort of in love and feeling empowered. So I guess she won.