Throughout the years, Kesha has been a wild child. Her songs kill at parties and she was known for a carefree lifestyle. However, off her new album Rainbow, and a hit single to begin, she shows us her compassion in a song called “Hymn”.
In the song, although she still references her dabbling with a life of a pop star, drinking and dancing, she claims this is a “hymn for the hymnless”, meaning those who might feel they don’t fit in. She writes that although we are f***cked up” it’s still who we are, and we shouldn’t have shame. “Even the stars and the moon, don’t shine as bright as we do” she says, giving people faith that it’s okay to be wild, it’s okay to be different.
The slow beat of the song and Kesha’s confident vocals coming through the microphone are comforting and enjoyable at the same time. A favorite line of mine reads as “Yeah we keep on sinning, yeah we keep on singing,” which says to me that through all of our struggles and tough points in life, there is always a means to move forward.
“This is Hymn… for how we live” she says. It seems that Kesha believes that most people are born beautiful, and you are always capable of something wonderful no matter who you are or what you do.