Kesha's New Album Rainbow Was Inspired By A UFO Sighting

Kesha's New Album Rainbow Was Inspired By A UFO Sighting

The singer discusses an extra-terrestrial inspiration for her upcoming record.

The singer discusses an extra-terrestrial inspiration for her upcoming record.

Text: Madison Breaux

After the release of a brand-new song and video, Kesha has revealed the cover artwork for her upcoming album Rainbow, and there's an interesting reason as to why several UFO-like disks are depicted hovering above the singer. In an interview on the Zach Sang Show, the singer discloses how she experienced a rare UFO sighting—an experience which inspired the overall theme for her latest album. "I look up in the sky and there's a bunch of spaceships," said Kesha. "I swear to God, there were like five to seven, and I don't know why I didn't like try to take a picture of it –I just looked at it."

Kesha prefaced her telling of the sighting by stating she was completely sober at the time. "I think people would be like ‘she was on acid’ or something. I wasn’t. I was on nothing. I was a totally sober Sally, just a lady in the desert," said Kesha. Later in an interview with Billboard, she explained that the UFOs came back in a different formation (which might explain her album artwork).

Kesha may have been hinting at this extraterrestrial inspiration long before we realized. Earlier this year, she posted an Instagram with the caption "ufos are real. i have seen them. not playing." To extend the alien theme even further, one of the tracks on Rainbow is titled "Spaceship."

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In addition to her focus on the great beyond, we can also expect Kesha to open about changing as an artist and overcoming obstacles. This upcoming record is a triumph for Kesha, for the past few years have been filled with legal battles with her former record label producer, Dr. Luke. Kesha's album is set for release August 11th, and is available for pre-order now. You can watch the full Zach Sang Show interview here.

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