Just two years after her last, critically acclaimed album, “Rainbow,” Kesha announced new forthcoming music via tweet this morning:
ANIMALS!!!! yall deserve to know first…..New Music Is Coming VERY Soon!!!! So excited! Spoiler alert – I Got My Ball's Back☠️👾👽 pic.twitter.com/IgshTrsLVX
— kesha (@KeshaRose) September 26, 2019
Some Twitter fans and music industry insiders took note of the multiplatinum artist’s typically beautiful-yet-perplexing promo photographs accompanying the long-awaited announcement…
Kesha is coming and she is already serving! 😍 https://t.co/kN1n1ATs68
— Marios | L.G (@Gagas_Drug) September 26, 2019
Animals, this is not a drill! Kesha’s about to release her new music anytime now. Who’s excited for K4? pic.twitter.com/NQKMdPYwZQ
— Team Kesha Rose (@crazykeshafans) September 26, 2019
…as well as Kesha’s cryptic reference to, perhaps, a brasher sound after the at times solemn (but still defiant) tone on 2017’s “Rainbow,” as seen in her searing single, “Praying.”
— ENERGY 106 FM (@energy106fm) September 26, 2019
TIK TOK 2.0 IS COMING
YOUR LOVE IS MY DRUG 2.0 IS COMING
WE R WHO WE R 2.0 IS COMING
DIE YOUNG 2.0 IS COMING
THE HAROLD SONG 2.0 IS COMING
TAKE IT OFF 2.0 IS COMING
KISS N TELL 2.0 IS COMING pic.twitter.com/GTDcoOk7aa
— pretty please by dua lipa (@M8LG7) September 26, 2019
As of this morning, there’s still no word on exactly when (other than “VERY” soon) Kesha’s new music might be released. But in recent interviews and profiles from music journalists, the announcement wasn’t totally unexpected.
Speaking to Billboard last month, the artist described the writing and release of “Rainbow” as a cathartic moment, without divulging much about the under-wraps follow-up.
In Rolling Stone just last week, Kesha spoke at somewhat greater length, on topics ranging from her broad influences musically to her adolescence and family links. Above all, she reflected on the life and influence left by the iconic, recently passed producer Ric Ocasek, explaining:
“Ric Ocasek, along with the Beach Boys, had a huge influence on me accepting that pop music is f***ing cool,” she says. “I’m obsessed with the Cars, and the fact that he worked with a band like Suicide, and had such amazing pop instincts, especially melodically – it’s like, see? Pop music is cool!”
She wasn’t quoted discussing her just-announced new music in RS, but fans will be parsing her latest interviews and profiles diligently until more information comes out.
Until then, stay tuned.