Battling depression with music
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