No, we don’t break, especially if we are Kesha.
After taking us on a trip to the High Road last year, the Warrior princess has returned to her Animals with an almighty dance anthem in the form of: “Stronger,” an all too timely collaboration with Dutch DJ and producer Sam Feldt.
Sam doesn’t need much of an introduction for the EDM super-nerds out there: he’s already racked up millions and millions of monthly listeners on Spotify with original tracks like “Post Malone” with RANI and “Hold Me Close” with Ella Henderson, as well as remixes for the likes of AJ Mitchell, Ava Max and SHAUN. He’s no stranger to the high-profile collaboration game, but “Stronger” is arguably his biggest yet.
The song is all about being broken down, but rising above in spite of everything — a self-empowerment anthem, yes, with the same kind of sincerity and instant relatability you’d expect to come from Kesha‘s pen. “You gotta take it day-by-day/ Keep moving forward no matter what they say/ And when the thieves try to steal your faith/ Keep pushin’ through ’em ’cause there ain’t no other way/ If you wanna get stronger…“
Kesha‘s no stranger to supplying inspiration — see also “Woman,” “We R Who We R“— and she continues to do so with “Stronger.” The tune is thoroughly by-the-numbers, following the build-up to big chorus and beat-breakdown blueprint to success but it works mostly due to Kesha‘s captivating performance.
“Back in the days I listened to all Kesha’s track, so when she approached me with the idea for the track ‘Stronger’ I was very excited. The message Kesha sends with the track is really inspiring and super relevant in these turbulent times. That’s why I knew I had to be part of this message. I started on the production right away and tried to create the right balance between the emotional but so inspiring message,” Sam Feldt said in a statement. “For me, ‘Stronger’ is all about new beginnings – about becoming a stronger person through challenging times. I’ve personally taken a break from social media since the New Year so I can start to focus on the next chapter of Sam Feldt music, and I feel this collaboration with pop icon Kesha sets the tone perfectly. I can’t wait to show the world what I have in store for 2021 – this year is going to be a special one.”
It’s 2021 and Kesha has made a big EDM anthem. I’ll take it!
Kesha & Sam Feldt’s new single “Stronger” is available on all streaming platforms now!