Kesha Releases Single "Praying" and Announces New Album, Rainbow

Kesha Releases Single "Praying" and Announces New Album, Rainbow

Kesha debuts a moving, intense video and announces a new album, slated for August 11.

Kesha debuts a moving, intense video and announces a new album, slated for August 11.

Text: Emma Blanchard

Today, Kesha debuted a powerful, new video for her single "Praying" and announced the release date of her upcoming album Rainbow. 

Detaching herself completely from her former "Tik Tok" party girl persona, Kesha delivers a moving, emotional performance in the video for "Praying." With themes of betrayal and hope, Kesha, who has been intertwined in legal battles since she accused producer Dr. Luke of sexual and emotional abuse, confronts the hardships she has faced in the past and looks toward a new beginning by the conclusion of the intense ballad.

In correspondence with Lena Dunham's Lenny letter, Kesha professed that "this song is about me finding peace in the fact that I can't control everything — because trying to control everyone was killing me. It's about learning to let go and realize that the universe is in control of my fate, not me."

Rainbow will be available on August 11. In the meantime, check out the video for "Praying" below.

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