Singer Kesha released a new music video for a song off her 2017 album, Rainbow.
Hymn is an anthem for youth who might feel like outcasts or that they don’t belong or that they’re wandering until they find some peace. It’s one of the many, many great hits from her latest album.
In this video, Kesha and her fellow ‘hymnless’ are the focus.
More specifically, however, this video goes out to the DACA DREAMers whose future in the United States remains unknwon.
The song puts Kesha’s powerful, raw vocals at the forefront and what she’s feeling is palpable. It’s a common theme among all her songs from her latest album.
Empowering vulnerable youth
Kesha explained the video and inspiration behind it in a Facebook post.
‘When I attended the Time 100 Gala this past April, I met Cristina Jiménez, co-founder of the largest immigrant youth organization in the country, United We Dream,’ she writes.
‘I was so moved by what she and her team are doing to empower immigrant youth in our country. They are working to protect and empower hundreds of thousands of DREAMers who came to this country as children and grew up, studied, and worked in the USA, and now face deportation with the scheduled end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.’
She is also partnering with the organization and released the video now to help shine a light on them.
A revelatory comeback
Rainbow is the singer’s first album following her legal battles with music producer Dr. Luke. It’s also her comeback after years of trauma and speculation surrounding her allegations of abuse against him.
Her forray back into the music world was highly anticipated and her first single and video, Praying, met every expectation.
It’s good to have her back.