LISTEN: Kesha envisions a world without ‘rich, white, straight men’ in new single
Kesha took her fans by surprise when she released her latest single “Rich, White, Straight, Men” on YouTube Monday, June 3.
The song starts with sounds of coins falling on the floor and cash drawers opening, as a reference to the money-driven political climate.
Kesha then tackles social inequalities, imagining a world where “If you are a lady and you do your lady work/Then you will make as many dollars as the boys/Not just two thirds.”
The singer also alludes to the recent wave of abortion bans in several American states, claiming that in an ideal world “If you were a lady then you own your body parts/Just like men go to a dealership and then own a car.”
“Rich, White, Straight Men” features a reimagined version of the children’s tune “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” with lyrics as “Twinkle, twinkle little star/How I wish the world was different/Where who you love and who you are/Was nobody’s f*cking business.”
It is still unclear whether “Rich, White, Straight Men” announces a forthcoming new album. Kesha’s last full-length, “Rainbow”, dropped in 2017.
A year later, she released the accompanying documentary, “Rainbow The Film”, where she mentions her lengthy legal battle with her former producer, Dr. Luke, whom she has accused of sexual and emotional abuse. RGA/NVG
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.