Kesha is back with another new single off of her soon-to-be-released comeback album, Rainbow, out August 11. The new song is called "Woman," and, as you might guess from the chorus of "I'm a motherfucking woman baby," it's a feminist anthem.
In an essay she wrote for Rolling Stone to accompany the song (and respective video) release, Kesha explains: "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. We hold the key to humanity."
She's joined by the Dap-Kings for a horn section chorus, and finished recording on the song at their studio in Brooklyn.
The song is a raw, twangy, and laughter-filled—a strong departure both from her previous dance classics like "Tik Tok" and "Die Young," and her recent revolutionary piano ballad, "Praying." Instead, it takes Kesha more in the direction of her musical influences, like Iggy Pop and T Rex.
"I love the music I have made before, but it was funny to me that I would go play huge EDM festivals and then I’d go onto my tour bus and get out my record player and put on Iggy Pop, Rolling Stones, Beach Boys, T Rex, Dolly Parton, James Brown, Beatles, The Sweet; any of those records," she writes. "It’s important for me that people know that there are a lot of emotions on my new album Rainbow - but the wild fun energy that first inspired me to perform has not, and will never, go away. I'm still a motherfuckerrr."
The video was shot at Oddity Bar in Delaware and co-directed by Kesha and her brother, Lagan. Take a look and listen, below: