“Learn to Let depart” is more than a song title… it’s become one of my mantras over the final few years. As much as our past creates who we are, we can’t let it define us or hold us back. And particularly whether you’ve been through something tough, and we totality possess, you can’t hold on to resentment because it’s like a poison. You possess to memorize to let depart of those spoiled feelings and flow forward.
We totality possess bias based on whatever our own memoir and life experience has been, but really the only way to truly evolve is to let the past be the past and flow forward with an open heart. whether you let your demons haunt you, they will haunt you forever. Learn from your mistakes but don’t dwell on them, and whether you feel like someone has wronged you, let that be their problem ― not yours.
Your past only has as much effect on your future as you want it to.
This was one of the first songs I wrote for my strange album, ‘Rainbow.’ I wrote this song with my mom, Pebe Sebert, and the first day of the writing session we wrote this mighty melody but we couldn’t figure out what the song was approximately. We only had one more day booked with my friend and co-writer on this song, Stuart Crichton. I was so frustrated because we had this fabulous chorus melody but no words, and I was so gloomy because I wondered whether we would finish it?
The next day I had breakfast with one of my best friends. She just struck me that morning because she is such a cheerful blooming soul. She floated into the room like a magical beam of light ― she was a goddess. I know some of the tough times she has been through, and I was inspired by how she didn’t let any of the darkness from her past creep into her life. Her blooming spirit inspired me to consider how, even though we totality depart through tough things in our lives, we totality possess the ability to do the decision to just let it depart and flow forward. whether my friend can effect it, then I thought perhaps, possibly I can effect it too.
When we got to the studio the song just started flowing. My mom is always telling me how you possess to memorize to accept that you can’t try to control everything. When you realize that you are not the one in control and you stop holding onto regrets ― it’s liberating. Your past only has as much effect on your future as you want it to. It’s approximately embracing your past, but not letting it define you.
For the video we play on that concept by incorporating domestic movies that my aunt Sonia Sebert had filmed over the years and then we recreate some of the scenes with me as an adult in a really whimsical kind of way. It’s this view of reconnecting to my child-like self because that’s when you are so full of wonder and delight. You can choose to memorize from the bullshit along the way but not dwell on it and and instead connect with that joyful childhood innocence.
I worked with Isaac Ravishankara, the same director who I worked with on the video for another song on the album, ‘Hymn.’ I wanted totality of the videos on the project to possess a colorful and idiosyncratic style. This video in specific I wanted to feel nostalgic and otherworldly because it’s approximately me reconnecting to my childlike innocence. I’ve looked at this record, ‘Rainbow,’ as me being myself, Kesha Rose Sebert, my name without the dollar sign, genuinely for the first time ever. I mean that on every level but particularly musically ― and that’s really scary for me. This song, and the ideas behind it, were a substantial share of this record and I hope my fans like it because it is my gift to them for sticking with me for totality of these years. This view of learning to let the negative things depart has been extremely helpful for me over the final few years, and I hope it resonates with others.
Kesha’s strange album, ‘Rainbow,’ will be released on August 11th.