‘Rainbow’ was worth the wait. That’s the consensus about Kesha’s first album since 2012, out now on Kemosabe Records/RCA Records. In a four-star review, Rolling Stone calls ‘Rainbow’ “the best music of her career,” while Entertainment Weekly gives the album an A- and proclaims it “an artistic triumph.”
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Billboard describes lead single “Praying” as a “ballad that tears at your soul” while Consequence of Sound says “no other song in recent memory so perfectly embodies the way in which hope itself is a kind of triumph.” Other reviewers have highlighted songs including “Hymn,” a “powerful outsider anthem” (Rolling Stone); the “feminist battle cry” (Mic) of “Woman”; “Hunt You Down,” which PopCrush describes as “far more authentic than anything currently playing on country radio”; and “Learn to Let Go,” “the most carefree, uplifting song we’ve heard from her” (Jezebel).
Additional Praise for ‘Rainbow’
New York Times: “On ‘Rainbow,’ Kesha nods to the past and roars into the future.”
USA Today: “Songs that see Kesha at her defiant, unbridled best.”
Billboard: “Kesha has the swagger for neo-glam, the grit for old-school soul, the pipes for power-balladry.”
Stereogum: “Kesha’s grand return is a smashing success.”
Watch Kesha perform “Praying” on Good Morning America here.
Check out Kesha on The Tonight Show here.
Kesha also unveils an in-the-studio video for the title track today and writes about “the song that started a new chapter in my life” in an essay for Refinery 29. The “Rainbow” video – shot by Kesha’s brother, Lagan Sebert – takes fans inside the recording session at LA’s Capitol Studios. They see her talking with the French horn player for the session and working through the harmonies of the song’s chorus with her background singers. Kesha recorded “Rainbow” live to tape with musicians including producer Ben Folds on piano and a string orchestra.
Read Kesha’s full essay here via Refinery 29: http://refinery29.com/kesha-rainbow-lyrics-meaning-album-inspiration
Kesha also has announced the six-week North American “Rainbow Tour,” her first solo tour since 2013’s “Warrior Tour.” Dates here: http://smarturl.it/RainbowTour
‘Rainbow ‘ – Album
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Amazon Music: http://smarturl.it/azKRainbow
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/gpKRainbow