It’s been five years since we have been graced with a studio album from Kesha, but she is finally back!
She has been through a lot during that time with much of her ordeal making headlines.
‘Rainbow’ marks her triumphant comeback and shines the light on how her recent struggles have shaped her current outlook on life.
Kesha is stronger than ever as expressed on the powerful first single, “Praying” and is moving full steam ahead with life and learning to let things go.
The album is essentially her tool to express her thoughts and feelings to heal herself and in turn heal with her listeners.
There’s an array of collaborations on the album too where Kesha goes rock pop with Eagles of Death Metal, and even goes a little country with the legendary Dolly Parton.
And it wouldn’t be a Kesha album without it being a little flirty and raunchy. “Boots” is that bop, it’s pure pop perfection that gives off old school Ke$ha vibes. It allows ‘Rainbow’ to truly embrace its rather versatile style.
Everything is then wrapped up beautifully with “Spaceship” as Kesha talks about her return to what lies beyond. It’s so beautiful that it might even make you a little teary, especially when she closes the track with some remarkable poetic dialogue on human existence.
Verdict: A triumphant return to the music world that feels very raw and personal in essence whilst managing to provide a little something for everyone.
Her painful journey provides listeners empowerment and above all the strength to keep on fighting.
Best Tracks: Spaceship, Praying, Bastards, Boots, Finding You, Hymn, Learn To Let Go, Woman, Rainbow.
Overall Rating: 8/10
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