Well, I must say, Sam Feldt and Kesha unleashing their collaboration “Stronger” turned out to be the anthem I didn’t know I needed. The track’s release headed up the weekend, in the usual mega drop of New Music Friday singles. It is a track which sounds more accessible by far when reflecting upon many of the singer songwriter’s recent offerings. Adding leverage to what is already widely known about Kesha, she is an artist who has more than one string to her musical bow.
I’m not hugely familiar with the Dutch DJ Sam Feldt, apart from being aware of the DJ/producer carving out a career by working in the house genre. Kesha, on the other hand, was better clued up about the Dutchman. As it was she who approached Sam with the idea for “Stronger.” I think considering the stresses and strain we are presently living under. Setting her sights on creating an empowering anthem, with Sam Feldt, which can also be danced along to makes good sense. It also brings Kesha back into the loop with mainstream accessible, pop stylings. It’s understandably been a while since she’s launched a fierce pop-centric track onto the masses. I can’t think of any pop star better equipped or showing more resilience, in the face of adversity than Kesha to promote the message of seeking ways to become a stronger person.
It is lovely to hear, her powerhouse vocals once again, underpinned with pulsing electro-pop colour. I also like the epic, Andrew Donoho (Janelle Monet, Khalid, Carly Rae Jepsen) directed, music video which features Kesha engaged in a brawl with herself. Who doesn’t love a good versus evil battle? Kesha uses this brief to highlight the struggle to achieve balance in life. 2020 tested us to the limits. Whereas Sam Feldt and Kesha are determined to lead us out of twelve months of trauma by building us up “Stronger” with their mighty anthem. “Stronger” is the best chance in a very long time to land Kesha back on the pop radar where she belongs.