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Kesha Honors Civil Rights Icons In Her Inspiring 'Here Comes The Change' Video

The song is for the upcoming Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic.

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On Wednesday, Kesha debuted the official music video for her song "Here Comes the Change" from the upcoming Ruth Bader Ginsburg movie, On the Basis of Sex. But Ginsburg isn't the only civil rights icon the singer honors in the clip.

As Kesha shared when the song was first released last month, she was inspired by the music of Bob Dylan, who wrote protest songs such as "The Times They Are a-Changin'." This can already be heard in the song's harmonica-laden sound and lyrics about social justice, and now it can be seen in Kesha's black-and-white music video — in which she also plays a guitar and a drum.


The shots of Kesha are intercut with inspiring scenes from the movie, which tells the story of Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg's work as a young lawyer on a gender discrimination case. The video also features photographs of various activists throughout history, both on a table and pinned to a wall — including Harriet Tubman, Malcolm X, Nina Simone, and Betty Friedan. Ginsburg's photo appears several times throughout the collage.

"For me, these words are about promoting love and equality, the belief that everyone should have the same opportunity to live a safe and healthy life full of love and hope regardless of their skin color or sexual orientation or gender or religion," Kesha wrote in an essay for Refinery 29, in which she also encouraged listeners to make their voices heard by voting.

Check out the full music video below:

(H/T: Paper)


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