Kesha reclaims her place in the music world with her new song, ‘Praying’, the initial advance track from ‘Rainbow’, her first album in nearly five years.
Co-written by Kesha, Ryan Lewis, Ben Abraham, and Andrew Joslyn, and produced by Ryan Lewis, ‘Rainbow’ will be released August 11th on Kemosabe Records/RCA Records. It is available for pre-order now.
‘Rainbow’ marks a new beginning for Kesha, based around inner strength and musical exploration as she achieves her vision for the album by enlisting a roster of collaborators ranging from Eagles of Death Metal, to Dolly Parton. Ben Folds produced the title track with Kesha, while Ricky Reed produced and wrote on numerous tracks as well. Wrabel co-wrote a collaboration that features the Dap-Kings horn section. Eagles of Death Metal are featured on two tracks, while Parton guests on a version of her 1980 country chart-topper ‘Old Flames Can’t Hold a Candle to You’. The track was co-written by Kesha’s mother Pebe Sebert, who also has other songwriting credits on ‘Rainbow’.
Kesha penned a personal essay for the Lenny Letter to go along with ‘Praying’, and it can be seen here.
As a songwriter Kesha has penned her own music as well as songs for artists including Britney Spears, Ariana Grande, The Veronicas, and Miley Cyrus. She is an animal rights crusader as the Humane Society International’s first Global Ambassador and a passionate advocate for equality, being honored with the 2016 Human Rights Campaign Visibility Award. In 2016 she won Billboard’s Women in Music Trailblazer Award.