SINGLE REVIEW: Kesha – My Own Dance

For Kesha’s forthcoming fourth studio album, she’s pledged that she’s going back to her roots in a big way. And she’s not joking. ‘My Own Dance’ is a big step towards that return with a song that channels the carefree spirit that has always been inside of her. But she wants everyone to know that she’s doing this on her own terms. 

The song is a rebuttal to the industry representatives and the critics who keep asking her to return to her original sound. Revealing that she does things in her own way, she puts them on blast in this hilariously empowering song full of strength and power. 

Including excerpts of the things people have said to her in terms of returning to her roots, she highlights the absurdity of it all. From “‘Well, the internet called and it wants you back but could you kinda rap and not be so sad?” to “’You’re the party girl, you’re the tragedy’ but the funny thing’s I’m fucking everything”, you can see her evolution as she takes control of her narrative. 

In the hook she proclaims; “Don’t circumcise my circumstance” which may just be the best lyrics of 2019 and I’m so on board with it.

Sonically she injects her original sound along with the aggressive and bold nature behind her ‘Rainbow’ album that ends up sounding like a recent Fall Out Boy song. And when you dive into the credits behind this song it’s not far off that truth with Dan Reynolds from Imagine Dragons helming her bring this vision to life.

It’s a track that grows on you with each listen. It’s not a song that will instantly pull you in because of it’s aggressive nature but with each listen you will fall more and more in love with it’s grappling candid approach. 

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