It's been a while since I've written an installment of "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly," and Kesha has inspired me to bring it back. Unfortunately, I'm too enthralled with this song and screaming that high note to find anything bad or ugly. Dammit, Kesha. I never thought you'd be too "good" for this type of article.
First of all, the big shock here isn't here isn't her 10-foot weave or religious references. 8 years after brushing her teeth with whisky in "Tik Tok," we hear that Kesha can actually sing. Excuse me?! There was actually vocal talent behind this auto-tuned, partying disaster? This is more shocking than any Trump tweet.
Here, she kicks the auto-tune and Jack Daniels aside to pour her soul and pain into a comeback single. It feels raw, genuine, and eventually angry. When she screams her falsetto high note, I can feel her pain and anger that's been bottled up the past 4 years flying out. I want to scream it with her, for the pain she's endured, for the pain I endure, for the pain we all endure in our lives that just doesn'tseem fair. Thank you for channeling your anguish and struggle into this beautiful comeback song, Kesha. I'm screaming with you, girl, because sometimes, we all just need to scream and let it out.
If you would have told me 8 years ago that 2017 would bring us a Kesha piano ballad comeback, I would have laughed until I peed. But that is the state of things in 2017: down is up, reality TV is government, and Kesha is a vocalist. At least something good came from it all.
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