Kesha’s last album, 2017’s Rainbow, was looked at as her most revealing, morphing her established style of party girl pop with some country-pop, along with some neo-soul thrown in. Tracks like “Woman” and “Learn To Let Go” were tales of defiance & moving forward, while the smash single “Praying” was a smoldering message that millions of people could relate to; Kesha in particular, during a particularly emotional time in her life. It looks like before 2019 is out, we could be getting a brand new package of music from this ever evolving pop star; Kesha recently told Billboard that she has “brand new music coming “
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 sample lyrics Kesha offers up certainly demonstrate that Kesha has, as she puts it, “gotten her balls back”. “We get it that you’ve been through a lot of s–t, but life’s a bitch, so come and shake your tits and f–k it/You’re the party girl, you’re the tragedy, but the funny thing is, I’m f–king everything” are just a hint of what we have to come musically.
Recently, Kesha’s most vocally successful tracks have been those with a truly personal connection. On “Old Flames (Can’t Hold A Candle To You)” Kesha duetted with the iconic Dolly Parton. A little backstory; Kesha’s mom Pebe wrote the track which had been sung by Johnny Cash & June Carter and eventually Dolly, then covered many more more country stars.
It was during the 2018 Grammys that Kesha truly showcased not just her massive talent, but in the midst of her court battle with Dr. Luke (which has been well documented), the deep emotional connection she had to the music she had created. She was joined on the Grammy’s stage by musical luminaries like Cyndi Lauper, Bebe Rexha and Andra Day for a landmark rendition of the anthem “Praying”. While the #MeToo movement polarized our country, Kesha’s anthem of lessons learned and no crap taken resonated with the nation.
As she puts it, Kesha is “writing the fuck out of some pop songs”. “I dug through the emotional wreckage, and now I can go back to talking a little bit of shit. I really wanted to put a solid footprint back into pop music, like, ‘I can do this, and I can do this on my own.’ I don’t know if this is my last pop record, but I want to have one where I go out with a bang.” The new album reportedly arrives in December.