Kesha is continuing to crank out music ahead of the release of her comeback album, Rainbow, due out August 11. Her latest track from the record is "Hymn," a slower, softer track than its predecessors, with a chorus that chants, "This is a hymn for the hymnless."
Like the other songs Kesha has released lately, "Hymn" comes with a companion essay, published on Mic. In the essay, Kesha explains how the song is dedicated to those who feel like outsiders:
"When I say "hymnless," I'm talking about people who feel like they don't fit in, people who feel like they don't have a hymn," she writes.
Certain lyrics in the verses of the song make it more political and topical than the other new singles we've heard so far, like "After all we've been through/ No, we won't stand and salute... If we die before we wake/ Who we are is no mistake/ This is just the way we're made."
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"I personally will never stop fighting for equality for all humans, she writes. "That is the passion behind this song. This song is dedicated to all the idealistic people around the world who refuse to turn their backs on progress, love and equality whenever they are challenged. It's dedicated to the people who went out into the streets all over the world to protest against racism, hate and division of any kind. It's also dedicated to anyone who feels like they are not understood by the world or respected for exactly who they are. It's a hopeful song about all of these people--which I consider myself one of--and the power that we all have when we all come together."
Take a listen. below: