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Learn to Let Go
"Learn to Let Go"
KeshaLearnToLetGo.jpg
Single by Kesha
from the album Rainbow
Released November 3, 2017
Length 3:38
Label
Kesha singles chronology
"Good Old Days"
(2017)
"Learn to Let Go"
(2017)
"This Is Me"
(2017)
Music video
"Learn to Let Go" on YouTube

"Learn to Let Go" is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Kesha. It is taken from her third studio album, Rainbow (2017). It was released as the third promotional single from the album on July 28, 2017. On November 3, 2017, the song was serviced to BBC Radio as the album's second European single. Digital remixes were released worldwide on November 10, 2017.

Composition

Kesha was inspired to write "Learn to Let Go" by one of her friends who went through "the worst childhood imaginable." The track was the first to be written for the album and was also based on Kesha's struggles while making Rainbow.[1] About the song, Kesha told Huffington Post:

[...] The only way to truly evolve is to let the past be the past and move forward with an open heart. If you let your demons haunt you, they will haunt you forever. Learn from your mistakes but don't dwell on them, and if you feel like someone has wronged you, let that be their problem - not yours. As much as our past creates who we are, we can't let it define us or hold us back. And especially if you've been through something hard, and we all have, you can't hold on to resentment because it's like a poison. You have to learn to let go of those bad feelings and move forward.

She has also described the song's title as "one of my mantras over the last few years."[4]

Music video

The music video for "Learn to Let Go" was released on July 27, 2017. In the video, Kesha shares home video footage of herself as a child, running in nature, singing and dancing wildly.[2] The Costco bear appears in the video.

Live performances

The song was first performed live at the 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards on November 12. On November 14, Kesha performed the song live at The BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge, as well as a cover of Marshmello's song "Silence" featuring Khalid.

Kesha appeared on The Graham Norton Show to perform her song live, on November 24.

Commericial performance

Despite not being serviced as a single in North America, "Learn to Let Go" debuted at number 97 on the US Billboard Hot 100 issue dated August 8, 2017 as a promotional single. It also peaked at number 81 on the Canadian Hot 100.

Track listing

  1. "Learn to Let Go" (Feenixpaul Remix) - 3:22
  2. "Learn to Let Go" (Michael Brun Remix) - 3:37

Charts

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[6] 81
New Zealand Heatseekers (RMNZ)[7] 6
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[8] 30
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 97

Release history

Region Date Format(s) Label Ref
Worldwide July 28, 2017 Digital download Kemosabe [10]
Europe November 3, 2017 Contemporary hit radio [11]
Worldwide November 11, 2017 Digital download, Streaming - Remixes [12][13]

References

  1. ^ Baillie, Katie (July 6, 2017). "Kesha's new album Rainbow is a powerful, emotional and strongly feminist record that is worth the 4-year wait". Metro. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ a b "See Kesha Exorcise Her Demons in 'Learn to Let Go' Video". Rolling Stone. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Kesha Shares Childhood Home Movies In New Video, 'Learn to Let Go': Watch". Billboard. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Kesha on Twitter ""Learn to Let Go" is more than a song title... it's become one of my mantras over the last few years. Full letter:..."", Twitter, retrieved
  5. ^ "Learn to Let Go - Single". iTunes Store (AU). Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ "Kesha Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  7. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. August 7, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  8. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 2, 2017.
  9. ^ "Kesha Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  10. ^ "Kesha Shares Emotional Home Movie Footage in Her Music Video For "Learn to Let Go"". popsugar. 28 July 2017. Retrieved 2018.
  11. ^ "BBC - Radio 1 - Playlist". BBC Radio 1. 3 November 2017. Archived from the original on 3 November 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  12. ^ "Learn to Let Go - single". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 2017.
  13. ^ "Learn to Let Go (remixes)". amazon. Retrieved 2018.

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