Kesha is back. The singer, who's been embroiled in a long legal battle with her former producer, made her triumphant return today with a new wave of music. At midnight, that all culminated in Rainbow, her first studio album in half a decade.
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Before you put the album on endless repeat for the next month, it's time to catch up on the metric ton of content she's put out to coincide with the release. Following videos for "Praying" and "Learn To Let Go," the singer released a cute video for "Rainbow," which finds Kesha recording the song in the studio while channeling a major Dolly Parton meets Edie Sedgwick moment.
If you needed any more proof that Kesha has the vocal prowess to shut shit down, she also took to late night for a rousing performance of "Praying" on Jimmy Fallon. She wasn't content to just belt out her comeback single in a show-stopping frilled, lace dress, though. The singer also took part in a game of Password with Anthony Anderson and NPR's Terry Gross.
If you thought Kesha was happy with simply slaying with performances, music videos, and a new album, you're wrong. The singer also penned an essay for Refinery29 about making the album during one of the darkest periods of her life and it's absolutely heartbreaking. It touches on rehab, the LGBTQ community, and how her song "Rainbow" helped her start over.
"I just don't want to be that broken person," she writes. "And I'm not anymore. I am a walking testament to anyone out there that with honesty and self-love, you can feel whole again. No matter what you have been through, even if things feel unfair and hurt your soul, it does not have to define who you are. You can be the person you want to be today."