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Published: Fri, August 11, 2017
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Kesha opened up about how her new album saved her life

Kesha opened up about how her new album saved her life

Why is the album coming out now? She went on to explain why she chose the title: "I think color symbolizes hope ..." She said: "I've been to hell and back and never knew if this day was going to come".

In 2016 a NY judge denied Kesha's request to be released from her contract with the mega-label, though did rule she could work with another Sony producer.

Rainbow isn't an album for cynics, with almost every song offering a different vision of redemption to listeners. "He is doing just that".

She isn't kidding. Kesha delivers potent folk-influenced rock ("Bastards"), country ("Hunt You Down") and even Beatlesque pop (the goofy "Godzilla", which answers the musical question "What do you get when you take Godzilla to the mall?"). "This record, quite literally, saved my life". His team argues that this arrangement - with Dr. Luke working in an approval capacity, but not hands-on with the album - could have happened all along.

It's been five years and one long legal battle since Kesha has released an album. "Nobody was stopping her from doing this years earlier".

Speaking candidly to host Robin Roberts, Kesha discussed how her latest album helped her to overcome hard issues in the past few years. It's the first to feature Kesha's voice without the electronic sheen that characterized previous hits like TiK ToK, Die Young and We R Who We R.

Is Kesha barred from mentioning Dr. Luke?

She's been so moved by her support and her music that she even shed a few tears. Bastards swipes the proverb "Don't let the bastards get you down" for its chorus, while Hymn, a prayer for the sinners, shows Kesha speeding down the highway, declaring "I know that I'm ideal, even when I'm (expletive) up".

Where do the lawsuits stand now? She has appealed the dismissal of her own claims (infliction of emotional distress, gender-based hate crimes, employment discrimination), as well as her request for a preliminary injunction, which would have allowed her to release music apart from Sony and Dr. Luke; there has been little movement on either appeal.

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