Kesha is continuing to prove that her comeback was well worth the wait. Following the release of her emotionally raw and cathartic lead single “Praying” from her upcoming album Rainbow, Kesha released the feminist anthem “Woman,” giving fans the brash and warrior cry pop star they loved on songs like “We R Who We R.”
Now, Kesha is again showing another side to her musical style and writing. The singer dropped her third Rainbow track “Learn To Let Go” today, an inspiring pop song for anyone trying to move on from their painful past.
In the video, Kesha watches old family videos, showing the younger Kesha looking happy and carefree while dancing and performing for the camera. Current Kesha moves through a forest featuring the various settings from her home movies and enlists the help of dancers to recreate her younger self’s dance moves.
The video was directed by Isaac Ravishankara, who also directed the video for “Hymn,” another track off Rainbow that has yet to be released.
Just as she did with her singles Praying and Woman, Kesha has written a personal letter to accompany the new video and describe what inspired the song. “’Learn to Let Go’… It’s my motto,” writes Kesha. “I can’t hold onto upsetting things, trauma, bullshit, mean comments, things out of my control. It’s has helped me heal, both my mind and my body, and has taken my battered heart back to where it feels childlike and gold again.”
Continuing to inspire her millions of fans through her work, Kesha writes, “As much as our past creates who we are we can’t let it define us or hold us back. And especially if you have been through something hard, and we all have, you can’t hold on to resentment because it’s like a poison. You have to learn to let go of those bad feelings and move forward.”
In the full-length letter posted on Huffington Post, Kesha says that “Learn To Let Go” was written with her mother, songwriter Pebe Sebert, and was one of the first tracks written Rainbow. Sebert is best known for writing Dolly Parton’s “Old Flames Can’t Hold A Candle,” which Kesha covers with Parton on Rainbow.
Kesha’s fourth album Rainbow is set to be released on August 11.
“Learn to Let Go” is more than a song title… it’s become one of my mantras over the last few years. As much as our past creates who we are we can’t let it define us or hold us back. And especially if you have been through something hard, and we all have, you can’t hold on to resentment because it’s like a poison. You have to learn to let go of those bad feelings and move forward. Read the full letter: Link in Bio