Kesha is one of the worlds most talented musicians, but she hasn’t released anything in 4 years. Why? Well its a long and horrible story. (Read here). She’s now back with a bang with this beautiful song about strength, bravery and rising from the ashes that any of us who have ever had to find the strength somewhere to continue can identify with.
Kesha has recently written a letter about the depression, anxiety and relentless eating disorder that inspired this song saying “‘Praying’ was written about that moment when the sun starts peeking through the darkest storm clouds, creating the most beautiful rainbow. There were so many days, months even, when I didn’t want to get out of bed. I spent all day wanting to go to sleep, and then when I did fall asleep, I had horrible night terrors where I would physically cry and scream through the dark. I was never at peace, night or day.”
The singer also described how she came to realize she needed help:
I know that I was never abandoned by my fans, my animals, or my family, but when you are depressed — really, truly depressed — you feel like you have nothing1. Even having my kitties sleeping next to me in my darkest of hours couldn’t bring me light. It is in these moments when even the most cynical among us are forced to turn to something other than ourselves — we turn to prayer, or something like it. You look past your shame, past your desire to hide, and admit you need help.
Songs like this can only come from a desire to survive, and Kesha is proof that we can all survive. “I hope this song reaches people who are in the midst of struggles,” the singer shared in a message to fans. “To let them know that no matter how bad it seems now, you can get through it.”
Watch it here…