Music & Culture
Is Pop Star Ke$ha Turning to God?
Written by Christi Given | July 19, 2017
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This week, a PI Girl asked about the new release from Ke$ha on July 6, 2017, called “Praying.” It sounds and looks like the hippie, wildflower pop artist is possibly turning to God or has approached the possibility of prayer through her lyrics and new release. Of course, she has had some personal trials, some ups and downs.
The videography and cinematography embodies a more Christian view than any other religion, and it seems like she genuinely wants to know in the song and through the video if God is real and what her purpose is here on earth. The song is a comeback after several years and is already making waves in the industry.
Check out her official music video for the song “Praying,” off the album Rainbow, here:
According to Forbes:
“‘Praying’ was written by Kesha, Ryan Lewis, Ben Abraham and Andrew Joslyn, and it was produced by Lewis, who is best known as one-half of the Grammy-winning, chart-topping hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. The singer announced her new single just one day ago, and today she adds to the excitement by revealing that a new album entitled Rainbow is already slated for an August 11 street date.”
From watching the music video, it appears to me like a sincere cry for help from Ke$ha, who is known for her top hit singles “Tik Tok,” “Die Young” and “Dancing With Tears in my Eyes.”
Let us pray for Hollywood and for these young singers and pop stars to turn their lives around for the good. I know that no one is perfect and that most of the top artists are not good role models, but God is able to change a person from the inside out. There is power in prayer, don’t you agree, ladies?
Let us pray for Ke$ha, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Beyoncé and other top artists who have such an influence on the younger generation. Let us pray they produce more wholesome music and turn from their ways. Many artists like Britney Spears and Selena Gomez claim to be Christians, but most of the music industry is based off of provocative lyrics and “pushing the envelope.” We need to pray that people do not financially support the music that is evil, harmful, dark, sexual or promoting drunkenness, but instead support the positive music.
Pray for a revival in Hollywood to start and that the pure or more positive artists reach the top of the charts, like Lecrae, Tori Kelly and Michelle Williams (Destiny’s Child), and that others will rise up. Let us pray for the unsaved artists to repent and produce life-giving music and also for the ones who don’t know Christ to come to know the truth so we can be a light in our generation.
[Sources: variety.com/2017/music/news/kesha-drops-praying-her-first-solo-song-in-four-years-new-album-due-august-11-1202488501; forbes.com/sites/hughmcintyre/2017/07/06/kesha-returns-triumphantly-with-new-single-praying]
PI Girls, what do you think of Ke$ha’s new song “Praying”? Do you think she is seeking God or it is just a figurative song? Comment below! Let us partner and pray for these artists. God bless you!