Anthems of Resilience – Kesha and Imagine Dragons [LIVE]

This episode of Switched on Pop comes at you live from Block Island, RI, recoded in front of an audience of friends and family following a solar eclipse. Fittingly, the two songs discussed that day formed their own kind of syzygy. Kesha’s “Praying” and Imagine Dragon’s “Believer” are inverse anthems of resilience. Both tracks seek catharsis – one through prayer, the other through pain.

Songs Discussed

  • Kesha – Tik Tok
  • Kesha – Praying
  • Mozart –  The Queen of the Night Aria
  • Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You
  • Mariah Carey – Emotions
  • Lalah Hathaway – Something
  • Imagine Dragons – Radioactive
  • Imagine Dragons – Believer