It was a huge year for women triumphing over some sleazy fucking dudes in the industry who have been shitty and abusive, and no one’s triumph shone brighter than Kes$ha’s.
After years of being tied up in legal battles with creepy producer Dr. Luke, Ke$ha FINALLY returned to the radio with her hit single “Praying” which is my fucking JAM.
I’ve always liked Ke$ha well enough, I mean, her music is catchy af and she releases some great dance songs, but for the most part I always thought of her as a heavily auto-tuned hot mess who probably sounded terrible live and definitely smelled like Miley Cyrus in 2014 before Miley Cyrus even smelled like that. You know, like hangover sweats and dirty feet and cheap lip smackers with a hint of vomit? Eau de Hot Mess, if you will.
While Ke$sha returned to the music scene still loving glitter and pageantry as much as ever, her sound was totally different, and REEEEEALLLY fucking good.
“Praying” is like a goosebumps inducing, on repeat 10 times kind of song for me, and that is NOT something I was expecting from Ke$ha. That shit is an ANTHEM for women this year, and I’m “praying” (see what I did there) that Ke$ha keeps up the good work and continues to flourish.
That being said, while I think she sounds better without all the auto-tune, I would not be even remotely disappointed if she decided to drop another track with Flor Rida or Pitbull, because I’m only human and I love a hot dance track just like everyone else.
Well, everyone except my grandma. The only dance track she ever liked was “Rude Boy” by Rihanna and I couldn’t explain that one to you even if I tried.