Takeover Tuesday Playlist: Kesha Fights For Equality With Anthems From Beyonce, Childish Gambino & More


Welcome again to Takeover Tuesday, the place every week, Billboard faucets chart-topping artists and tastemakers to compile their very personal playlist unique to Billboard's Spotify account. We give the artists free rein to base the checklist on no matter topic they select. The solely rule? Make it as artistic and distinctive to them as potential.

Whether she's combating for her followers or standing up for herself, Kesha has by no means shied away from defending what she believes. Amid her private however very public battle with Dr. Luke, the "Praying" singer served as a pillar of hope for many who have skilled comparable troubles by releasing her emotionally uncooked third album, Rainbow, final 12 months. And now, she's empowering extra listeners together with her newest anthem, "Here Comes the Change," a part of the inspiring Ruth Bader Ginsberg biopic, On The Basis of Sex (due in theaters Dec. 25).

The impassioned monitor places Kesha's highly effective vocals on the forefront, with an acoustic guitar constructing into soulful harmonica and booming drums because the singer belts out "Here comes the change/ We're comin' of age/ This is just not a part/ Here comes, right here comes, the change." Kesha was moved to write down the track after watching On The Basis of Sex, notably due to the impression Ginsberg has made.

“It was superb to see Ginsburg’s story of main a marketing campaign that efficiently modified legal guidelines that discriminated in opposition to Americans purely on the idea of their intercourse," Kesha says. "In watching the movie, I used to be struck by how a lot Ginsburg was in a position to accomplish in her life, and on the similar time, how far more there’s to do within the struggle for equality for all individuals. I imagine it's as much as all of us to indicate the remainder of the world that we received’t tolerate challenges to equality and freedom in our nation."

When it got here to assembling a Takeover Tuesday playlist, Kesha shouted out artists "who’ve fought for equality and freedom of their music," whether or not it's Childish Gambino's daring "This Is America" or Bob Dylan's timeless monitor "Hurricane" (certainly one of three Dylan tracks on the checklist). There's a lot extra to be impressed by on Kesha's 25-song playlist, from Beyoncé's "Formation" and Public Enemy's "Fight the Power" to Kendrick Lamar's "XXX" and Black Flag's "Rise Above." (Note: The playlist additionally consists of The Honeydrippers' "Impeach the President," which isn’t out there on Spotify.) 

Feel empowered with Kesha's playlist and "Here Comes the Change" video beneath.