Like "Praying", the message of "Woman" is one in which Kesha takes full control of her narrative by using her signature killer pop instincts to tell the story of finding her inner strength and beauty.
Kesha isn't messing around when it comes to her comeback.
Drawing from her self-proclaimed love of classic rock and soul and their raw, live instrumentation, Kesha enlisted the Dap-Kings, the band behind late soul sensation Sharon Jones, to add some "special sauce" to the song, including a rousing horn part that gives the song a joyful flair.
"We did away with numerous big pop gimmicks: no dancers, no screens, no backing vocalists, no backing tracks - it was just my band and I letting it all out onstage", she writes in a new essay. "I Feel Like a Woman".
There's a freedom and liberation to this song that feels particularly great coming from Kesha, who's been in a very public legal battle with producer Dr. Luke for more than three years. In a poignant essay for Rolling Stone, Kesha recounts how the empowering song came to be both musically and lyrically, and how she couldn't be more proud of the end result.
She goes on to say that writing the song with two men reinforced "how supportive men can be of women and feminism" and that it was "one of the best writing sessions" of her life.
Kesha wants everyone to know she's a "motherf***ing woman" in her new power anthem about being self-sufficient and strong. "In the past, I've always felt like I was trying to prove something, trying to be someone I thought people wanted me to be, but on this record, I'm just telling the truth about my life". It was pure raw joy. Clips of her breaking into peels of laughter while recording even made their way into the final track, only furthering the single's free spirit vibe. "It was one of those days I'll remember forever, because it brought me back to why I wanted to ever start making music", she wrote.