When Kesha’s not busy stashing a body or fleeing from the cops, she’s preaching on television — casting out demons, thumping the bible and singing with her choir.
Kesha‘s mama raised her well, but she doesn’t want to go to Heaven without raising Hell.
And so sings the Grammy-nominated pop star in her latest single, "Raising Hell," which dropped Thursday along with an enthralling music video showing her killing a man.
Though, it’s important to note that the depicted murder was not unprovoked. In the song’s 3-and-a-half-minute visual, Kesha plays a televangelist, who walks over to dote on a wealthy-looking man, presumably her husband, who’s sipping on some liquor on the other side of their gigantic bedroom.
After he throws her off of him and begins to choke her violently, Kesha’s instincts take over, and she stabs the man in the head with a fireplace poker.
The anthem’s got choir-esque undertones, as does the video itself. When Kesha’s not busy stashing a body or fleeing from the cops, she’s preaching on television — casting out demons, thumping the bible and singing with her choir.
Oh, and it’s all set in the late ’80s/early ’90s heyday of televangelism, so the hair is big and the makeup is striking.
Describing the track’s genre as "escapist pop," Kesha told Radio.com that the power of music, to her, is miraculous.
"[With] the state of politics and division and drama all the time … I just think now, for my life, I just want to feel happy and feel good and celebrate being here," she said. "And I want to give that to people."
Coming off the heels of her successful third studio album, "Rainbow," which made way for powerful tracks like "Praying," "Raising Hell" features Big Freedia and is the first taste of what’s to come on Kesha’s upcoming album, "High Road," set for release on Jan. 10.
"Raising Hell" and "High Road" further prove that with rebellious spirit, irreverent songwriting and undeniable heart, Kesha will not be what anyone in the industry wants her to be.
"I feel like as a human being, morally, I try to take the high road," she told Radio.com. "People may assume that that’s what the entirety of the record is about, but in fact, [‘Raising Hell’] is about people who like to try to bring you down and talk shit."
"Sometimes, you just got to stay above it. Sometimes, you gotta just get really high and laugh about it. In a sense, I take the high road, but in a sense, I definitely am not taking the high road in that song," she added. "So the irony of the title is why I chose that to be the name of the record."
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