Well this is all moving along quickly. ‘Hot’ on the ‘heels’ of last week’s comeback single ‘Praying’ we now have the second track from ‘Rainbow’, and it’s quite the belter, with a chorus of “I don’t need a man to be holding me too tight, I’m a motherfucking woman, baby that’s right”.
At Kesha’s recent London playback she explained that ‘Woman’ came as a response to Donald Trump’s “grab ’em by the pussy” comment: “That made me so infuriated, as a hardcore feminist. Ever since I was a kid and knew what a feminist was, I was a feminist. [I was] raised by a feminist. Once I heard that [comment] I was like, okay, well, I’m going to write this song about being a badass motherfucking woman who you don’t want to fuck with.”
Fair play, too, to any song whose chorus features the payoff “I’m a motherfucker”.