Now that we’ve had the weekend to bask in the sheer glory of Kesha’s latest triumph, we’re confident we can select the highlights from an already-brilliant bunch of tracks that could become the artist’s more pivotal record of her career. Enjoy…
Old Flames Can’t Hold A Candle To You Feat. Dolly Parton
Now this song already has a special place in the Serbert family household, as her mother Sebe wrote this song back in the 1970’s with the song reaching its peak success when Dolly covered it for her 1980 album Dolly, Dolly, Dolly. This isn’t the first time Kesha has tackled this song either, as she covered it on her 2010 EP Deconstructed. The Rainbow version of this cover, however, comes included with Dolly herself as the two pair up on the classic hit, Kesha revamping it into this raucous rockabilly folk-rock cut that births new life into the song.
Let ‘Em Talk Feat. Eagles Of Death Metal
We’ve seen in her past work that Kesha is able to get down and rock out, with songs like Dirty Love and I Only Wanna Dance With You. However, Let ‘Em Talk displays Kesha’s full comfort in the rock genre. Linking up with American Rock veterans Eagles of Death Metal, for one of two incredible songs off this album, the quartet and Kesha deliver this glam-punk high energy anthem dedicated to ignoring the people trying to knock you down, you just let ’em talk as you “shake that ass.”
Godzilla sees Kesha dip her toe into the comedic indie-folk niche by bringing us this short, yet delightful song about taking Godzilla to the mall and her mum’s house. It’s just as amusing as it sounds, with memorable lyrics like, “what do you get when you take Godzilla to meet your mom? / He rings the bell and she looks out the window, and calls the cops”. What’s truly magical about this track, however, is Kesha’s ability to make the listener truly believe what she’s singing, even when she’s singing about bringing a fictional monster back home, her voice makes it sound like an honest tale.
Hunt You Down
Kesha channels her inner southern-bell to the fullest on this threatening country jingle. This song sees Kesha warning her new man that she’s never hurt anybody or buried a body, but she’s not afraid to get crazy and hunt him down if he fucks her around. The songs melody is infectious and easy on the ears, with the harshness being packed into all of the incredible lyrics on this track. The highlight has to be Kesha saying, “Baby, I love you so much, don’t make me kill you”.
Closing this list is the opening track of Rainbow, Bastards. This track sounds fresh from a campfire sing-a-long, the acoustic driven empowering track is dedicated to not letting the bastards and the arseholes of the world get you down. Letting this track be the first thing many will hear of Kesha’s return to the limelight is a brilliant idea. She’s showcasing she’s still got it, that her voice is as perfect as ever and that the bastards (bastard) that have tried to break her down have failed, she’s here in all her glory.