Kesha Admits That Her New Album Is 'Quite Literally' Saving Her Life

The singer has used her new music to help work through issues with eating disorders, sexual abuse and depression

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Not to get all cheesy over here, but after the darkest of storms a rainbow must always follow. That's the kind of optimism that's surrounding Kesha at the moment, as she releases her first album in five years.

The singer-songwriter is still in the throws of a painful legal battle with her former producer and alleged abuser Lukas 'Dr.Luke' Gottwald.

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Their legal issues have been ongoing since 2014, when Kesha filed a lawsuit accusing the producer of sexual assault and battery.

A strong fanbase rallied around the singer, particularly as he tried to free herself from her label, Sony.

In 2016 a New York judge denied Kesha's request to be released from her contract with the mega-label, though did rule she could work with another Sony producer.

Now, we are beginning to hear the fruit of Kesha's tumultuous years in the form of her album, 'Rainbow'.

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On Wednesday morning the singer was met with rapturous applause at the Good Morning America studio where she seemed emotional, yet positive as she spoke to host Robin Roberts.

She explained the meaning of the album's title, which has already released the song 'Praying' as a single,

I think colour symbolises hope — and rainbow, it's no coincidence that it's also the symbol for the LGBT community. I've always just found hope in the bright colours, and I wanted to bring that more into my everyday life. Now my house is covered in rainbows, and my life and my body — I have like 10 rainbow tattoos. I go to the tattoo artist and it's like, 'A rainbow of something?'

The new music is a drastic departure from her Dr.Luke produced hit songs like 'Tik Tok', focussing on more heartfelt and emotive melodies.

She explained the change in the interview, saying,

'I think is just really important because it talks about me personally going through something really hard.

'Lots of very hard things, making it through, not giving up and finding empathy on the other side, which is incredibly hard sometimes.'

The song alludes to some sort of forgiveness or pity to someone that has wronged her.

It seems her music has been a very visceral life-saver for the star:

'I've written every song on this album, and they're all so personal.'

She later added: 'I think this record is quite literally saving my life. And I hope you guys like it, and I hope you can hear it, and I hope it helps people.'

Seeing a woman go through so much and come through stronger than ever is an inspiration to us all. It's also hope that women who are victimised by men will, eventually, be taken seriously.

Watch the entire interview below:

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