Kesha Is Releasing A New Version Of “This Is Me” From ‘The Greatest Showman’

Mike Wass | December 20, 2017 1:45 pm
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Well, this is a surprise! Kesha is releasing a new single on Friday (December 22). The comeback queen is putting out her own interpretation of “This Is Me,” a power ballad from Hugh Jackman’s upcoming musical The Greatest Showman. It’s easy to see why the original, which was performed by Broadway actress Keala Settle, appealed to the former K$. “When the sharpest words wanna cut me down, I’m gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out,” goes the empowering chorus. “I am brave, I am bruised… I am who I’m meant to be, this is me.”

Expect Kesha’s version to be a little more pop than Keala’s. The two-time Grammy nominee has roped in producer Stuart Crichton (“Let ‘Em Talk” and “Learn To Let Go”) to produce it. I can’t think of a better way for the 30-year-old to close out 2017 than with an inspiring power ballad. After all, that’s how she began it with “Praying.” See her tweet and listen to the original version of “This Is Me” below. Also keep an eye out for the hitmaker at next month’s Grammy tribute to the legendary Elton John.

Kesha’s tweet:

Listen to the original:

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