On Aug. 11, Kesha Rose Serbert (more commonly known as Kesha), released her third studio album Rainbow, is an intimate look inside the singer’s rebirth.
In 2014, Serbert filed a lawsuit that asked for separation from her music label to avoid contact with her then-producer, known by his stage name Dr. Luke. The lawsuit stated that Dr. Luke “sexually, physically, verbally, and emotionally abused Ms. Sebert to the point where Ms. Sebert nearly lost her life.”
The first single on Rainbow, “Praying,” is a direct message to Dr. Luke and a commentary on the singer’s healing process. “I hope you’re somewhere praying I hope your soul is changing,” the singer declares.
Additionally, the Nashville native visits her home- town roots by mixing old-school country with modern pop in “Hunt You Down,” “Spaceship,” and “Old Flames (Can’t Hold a Candle to You)” featuring Dolly Parton.
Rainbow is a difficult album to confine into a single musical genre. The album lacks the auto-tune, apathy, and alcohol-stained tracks that dressed Serbert’s previous albums.
Serbert preaches a new kind of carelessness in Rainbow. It is filled with authentic and empowering tunes that take listeners on a journey through the singer’s personal revolution.