Even though Kesha’s music video for “Here Comes the Change” starts off like a silent film, the empowering ballad is anything but quiet.
The song, billed as “her rallying cry for social justice,” hails from the soundtrack of “On the Basis of Sex,” the Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic about the now-85-year-old Supreme Court justice’s early life as a lawyer, her battle to overcome gender discrimination and her confirmation hearing.
Kesha, who in recent years has faced her own personal battles in the public eye, reteams with “Praying” director Jonas Åkerlund for the black-and-white video. In it, she sets the scene in an abandoned attic as she transforms into a sort of one-woman band, playing guitar, harmonica and the occasional drum. She belts out lyrics describing a positive legacy, equality and being “the right inside the wrong.”