You’ve probably heard about Kesha’s legal battle with her former producer, Dr Luke; she alleged that he sexually assaulted her, but because of her recording contract she was unable to release any new music without his involvement. Then her case was dismissed. Sad, sad stuff.
For years we were denied any new Kesha music, having to settle for playing her old material on a Spotify loop, all the while wondering if she’d even WANT us to be listening to it.
But, dear Animals, Kesha is BACK. Her (amazing) new single Praying dropped on 6 July and, since then, we’ve had two more tracks from the glitteriest lady in pop. Here’s everything you need to know about Kesha’s comeback so far…
Praying is her first single in nearly four years
And my goodness was it worth the wait. “This song is about me finding peace in the fact that I can’t control everything — because trying to control everyone was killing me,” Kesha wrote in her Lenny Letter. “It’s about learning to let go and realise that the universe is in control of my fate, not me.”
It was written by Ryan Lewis
The Grammy-winning Macklemore star said he was “honoured” to be part of Kesha’s return to form.
Kesha’s new album, Rainbow, is on the way
In fact, it drops on 11 August, and includes two collaborations with Eagles Of Death Metal plus one with Dolly Parton.
“The reason I wanted to name this record Rainbow is because I kind of associate healing with kind of going back to my child-like mind, before I got all twisted and turned and beaten and heartbroken and all those things,” Kesha explained in a recent interview.
“Everything was magical and I didn’t understand it and the world was so big and beautiful and I trusted everyone and everything and it was just so perfect and wonderful.”
Praying isn’t the only therapeutic song on the album
Of Learn To Let Go, Kesha said, “This song is about washing away what doesn’t work for you… Vulnerability has never felt so freeing and cathartic.”
Woman, meanwhile, is “an anthem for anyone else who wants to yell about being self-sufficient and strong.” Kesha did, however, take the time to remind us that her inner wild child is still there.
“It’s important for me that people know that there are a lot of emotions on my new album Rainbow – but the wild fun energy that first inspired me to perform has not, and will never, go away,” she wrote on Instagram.
She has plenty of support from her fellow celebs
Just take a look at some of the tweets championing Kesha over the past few weeks:
The 2 new songs @kesharose dropped are FIRE!!! So happy for her perseverance & for comin back even stronger!!! 😘❤😘
— Colton Haynes (@ColtonLHaynes) July 31, 2017
— Zedd (@Zedd) July 6, 2017
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) July 6, 2017
— Shane Dawson (@shanedawson) July 6, 2017
Long may the glitter queen reign.
Image: Getty/Katie Edmunds