Kesha’s newest album, her first in five years, titled Rainbow was released today.
The album wastes no time launching straight into an Intro of how she’s not going to let people bring her down.
Been too mean for too long
And I’m so sick of crying, yeah
Darling, what’s it for?
I could fight forever, oh
But life’s too short
It is all a strong response to her haters and those who have risen up against her in recent years. But it isn’t an album of anger or actual hate, but rather comes across as one of frustration.
A long album, based on other recent releases, the title song Rainbow serves as a bridge in the middle, from the strong and powerful to the lighter sounding songs on the back end.
Trust me, I know life is scary
But just put those colors on
Come and play along with me tonight
You gotta learn to let go, put the past behind you
Trust me, I know, the ghosts will try to find you
Kesha also covers Dolly Parton’s 1980 song Old Flames Can’t Hold A Candle To You, which was written by Kesha’s mother, Pebe Sebert, and features Dolly herself.
This album is absolute fire, her lyrics and vocals showing off her true talent, and with a little help from the sounds of Eagles of Death Metal and the fabulous Dap-Kings Horns, any awards for “Comeback Artist of the Year” will surely have Kesha in contention.
The album hit #1 on the charts within hours of release.
This album gets a 9 out of 10.