WATCH: Kesha Performs Bob Dylan’s ‘I Shall Be Released’
The songstress performed another Bob Dylan cover to honor the music legend.
On Monday, Kesha surprised fans in Nashville with a soulful rendition of the Dylan’s song “I Shall Be Released” at Dylan Fest.
The song’s chorus goes: “I see my light come shining / From the west unto the east / Any day now, any day now / I shall be released.” It’s hard to ignore how blatantly the song’s theme reflects the 29-year-old singer’s legal battles with producer Dr. Luke.
This is her second Dylan cover this week after her collaboration with Ben Folds at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday where the pair delivered a stirring cover of “It Ain’t Me, Babe.” Afterwards, Folds and Kesha received a standing ovation.
“…I think one of the classiest things about what she did last night was that it wasn’t about drama – it was just about music and just about a beautiful song,” Folds told People of their performance.
Folds also hinted at her newfound freedom and how important it is that she embrace it and make her next project her own.
“Now she’s the one with the instinct and the control, and the next time she puts something out, the most important is for her to be on her terms. Because the symbolism of that, especially for female artists, is you know, she’s aware of her responsibility to other people in this, which I really admire.”