Bat­tling de­pres­sion with mu­sic

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KE­SHA'S (pic) come­back sin­gle, Pray­ing, tack­les her bat­tle with “se­vere hope­less­ness and de­pres­sion” stem­ming from her Dr. Luke court case.

The 30-year-old singer re­cently dropped her law­suit against the record pro­ducer – who she claimed sex­u­ally as­saulted her – after she ful­filled her con­trac­tual obli­ga­tions to the pro­ducer's la­bel Ke­mosabe by sub­mit­ting over 20 new songs.

She said of her track: “I have chan­nelled my feel­ings of se­vere hope­less­ness and de­pres­sion (in my new sin­gle). I've over­come ob­sta­cles, and I have found strength in my­self even when it felt out of reach. I've found what I had thought was an un­ob­tain­able place of peace.

“This song is about com­ing to feel em­pa­thy for some­one else even if they hurt you or scare you. It's a song about learn­ing to be proud of the per­son you are even dur­ing low mo­ments when you feel alone. It's also about hop­ing every­one, even some­one who hurt you, can heal.”

And Ke­sha – who hasn't re­leased solo ma­te­rial since the court bat­tle be­gan in 2013, but did ap­pear in a 2016 col­lab­o­ra­tive song with Zedd en­ti­tled True Colours – hopes her sin­gle will res­onate with peo­ple who are in the midst of strug­gles, as she urged them to never give up.

The blonde beauty has also re­vealed she will be re­leas­ing her third stu­dio al­bum Rain­bow – her first since 2012 – next month. – Bang Show­biz

Photo: AFP

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