Kesha 'Praying' by Jonas Akerlund

Kesha 'Praying' by Jonas Akerlund

It's been a long time coming, but Kesha is finally back with a powerful, stylised statement piece from Jonas Akerlund.

Invoking spirituality on a quest for answers, this is Kesha's rebirth and return after a much-publicised legal battle that put her career on indefinite hold at a crucial time. She begins the clip adrift in black and white - floating lost upon a hopeless expanse of water, but somewhere in her mind, there's a colourful final grasp at hope that ultimately leads to her new beginning. Akerlund being the undisputed king of aesthetic brings a wash of style and statement to the clip - which seems to evoke Wim Wenders, Anton Corbijn and a hint of David LaChapelle.

Ending with a new beginning (and laced in iconography from the resurrection myth) we can only speculate where the next part of Kesha's journey will take her.

Credits

Director
Jonas Akerlund
Label
RCA Records
Director's Representation
Laure Scott
Commissioner
Camille Yorrick

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