Single Review: Kesha – Raising Hell (feat. Big Freedia)

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Kesha is back with upbeat pop single ‘Raising Hell’
Kesha broke through ten years ago with her brand of carefree party anthems like ‘Tik Tok’ and ‘Die Young’. Her most recent album Rainbow showed a whole different side to her art with heartfelt ballads and country inspired tunes. Her next record High Road is out on the 10th of January and will be more fun according to the pop star herself. Talking about the transition from Rainbow to High Road she said: “I was in a different head space and had to address some very serious things, but on my new record I will revisit my roots of pure and utter debaucherous joy.” First single ‘Raising Hill’ fully supports that statement.

Kesha going back to her fun and upbeat early days however does not mean she returns to heavily electronic pop productions and vocals drenched in autotune. ‘Raising Hell’ is an organic sounding bop with swinging horns in its banging post-chorus drop. It seems like Kesha wanted to fool us a little with that piano intro that quickly turns into this quickly building pop anthem. The actual chorus has a massive sing-along appeal and does already sound like a pop classic with Kesha using her distinctive vocals in full force. If ‘Raising Hell’ is anything go by, Kesha took best of both worlds and brings her more organic sound and her party persona together on her new music. I don’t know what more we could ask for!

In the video we see Kesha as a televangelist who has a husband who doesn’t appreciate her and ends up paying the price…

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