Hymn

Album: Rainbow (2017)
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  • Here, Kesha addresses those people who feel like they're standing alone. She wrote it along with her mother Pebe Sebert, Cara Salimando, and the producers Ricky Reed and Jonny Price.

    "Because of the subject matter of this song, I had to work with my mom on the lyrics - like me, her head lives high above the clouds in outer space, she she wrote in an essay on Mic. "I'm a fragile soul for this world - I feel like I live by something unexplainable and magical in outer space. I love the idea of people with similar philosophies being brought together, and that was one of the inspirations for this song."

    Kesha added that she hoped 'Hymn' would be a song that "will find and connect with people who feel like outcasts, especially young people today growing up with the omnipresent internet."
  • Kesha explained what motivated her to write the track. "I think that one of the reasons why my music connects with people who feel like they don't fit in is because I have never fit in either - this is why the song 'Hymn' is so special to me," she wrote. "The longer title was 'Hymn for the Hymnless.' And when I say "hymnless," I'm talking about people who feel like they don't fit in, people who feel like they don't have a hymn."

    "That's how I have always felt myself - there was never one group or scene that was entirely mine," Kesha added. "The lyrics are, 'This is a hymn for the hymnless, kids with no religion.' Religion, for me, in this song doesn't mean necessarily religion as in your spiritual belief, but more like kids with no set way of life. I'm still trying to figure out what I believe and what the truth is in my heart, and I know I'm not alone. My mind and opinions keep changing and expanding."

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