After nearly five years with no new solo material, Kesha has dropped two new tracks in the span of one week. Following “Praying,” the first single from her upcoming album, Rainbow, the funk-tinged “Woman” is another empowering anthem, this time with a more playful, upbeat vibe. The bouncy, expletive-riddled track, which features the members of the Dap-Kings on horns, is a musical departure for the singer, but it reprises the celebratory spirit of her past hits in a way that its predecessor didn’t.
At an album preview party, Kesha revealed that “Woman” was a direct response to Donald Trump’s infamous “grab ‘em by the pussy” comment, inspiring her to write a song about being a “badass motherfucking woman.”
The music video, co-directed by Kesha and her brother, Lagan, will inspire inevitable comparisons to Lady Gaga’s recent “John Wayne,” but “Woman” is decidedly less ambitious, with Kesha and her band rolling up to a dive bar in Delaware for what’s ultimately a old-fashioned performance video.
Kesha’s new album, Rainbow, will be released on August 11th.