Kesha is performing at the 2018 Grammy Awards this evening, and after spending so many years out of the spotlight, she will be singing a song that is close to her heart.
“When I wrote ‘Praying’ with Ben Abraham and Ryan Lewis, I just felt as if I had gotten a huge weight off of my shoulders,” the singer and songwriter wrote on Instagram ahead of the award show.
“It felt like an emotional raw victory for myself, one step closer to healing. I never could have known what would’ve happened these past few years. i just want to say that i needed this song in a very real way, I’m so proud and nervous and overwhelmed to be performing it at the Grammy’s on Sunday, and if you need it I hope this song finds you.”
Rainbow is Kesha’s first album following a lengthy legal battle against her producer and alleged sexual assaulter, Dr. Luke — and many fans understand “Praying” to be a song about resilience, bravery, and strength in the face of heartbreak.
We will be watching and rooting for her first Grammy Awards performance in years (albeit more likely than not through full-body sobs).