- By RICH ANDREW
When it comes to her musical journey, singer-songwriter Kesha has bravely traveled the road to hell and back. But that unruly fire has proven itself to be cleansing, and to mark her glorious resurrection from the ashes, Kesha finds new life in the release of her fourth album entitled High Road.
Such newfound creative freedom has blessed Kesha with resounding hope and faith, both of which radiate from the album’s lead single Raising Hell, the perfect hymnal hybrid between gospel and glam rock. Directed by Luke Gilford, the song’s music video features Kesha as a televangelist, laying hands on her parishioners and anointing them with the power of her signature pop. Like a page torn from the cautionary tale of her real life, Kesha finds herself suffering through an abusive relationship that compels her to summon the strength to break free, reinvent herself entirely, and bask in her own salvation.
Easy lyrics make for a divinely catchy song, made catchier by the exaltations of a church choir and the bad-ass hype game from Queen of Bounce herself Big Freedia. The track is not only a musical revelation but a further showcase of Kesha’s reputation as a songwriting sensation. Boasting a tracklist of fifteen songs and a return to her pop roots, High Road promises to be a total slice of heaven.
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