Kesha has dropped another song and this one’s for the girls. Following her return to music with an emotionally charged piano ballad, Kesha is a bit more uptempo on her latest track. “Woman” features The Dap-Kings Horns of Sharon Jones fame and a whole lot of the f-word. Despite the song’s upbeat, take-no-prisoners mentality, Kesha penned an emotional essay that came out in Teen Vogue alongside the track. The piece was a reflection from Kesha on overcoming her eating disorder.
“I know from personal experience how comments can mess up somebody’s self-confidence and sense of self-worth,” Kesha wrote in the essay. Even though she’s not supposed to talk about the Dr. Luke situation, this was one of the allegations she made against him. She quickly shifted the focus to random online haters, though. “I have felt so unlovable after reading cruel words written by strangers who don’t know a thing about me.”
“Seeing paparazzi photos of myself and the accompanying catty commentary fueled my eating disorder,” she continued. “The sick irony was that when I was at some of the lowest points in my life, I kept hearing how much better I looked. I knew I was destroying my body with my eating disorder, but the message I was getting was that I was doing great.”
Watch Kesha bring her new you-go-girl attitude to life in “Woman” below. Read her entire essay for Teen Vogue here.
(Photo credit: Kesha VEVO YouTube account)