Kesha returns with first release in four years


Kesha: the cover artwork for new track Praying

The pop singer and songwriter is back with a new track ‘Praying’ and an upcoming album ‘Rainbow’ featuring Dolly Parton

American pop singer and songwriter, Kesha reclaims her place in the music world with her new song, Praying – the initial advance track from Rainbow, her first album in nearly five years. Kesha wrote Praying with Ryan Lewis, Ben Abraham and Andrew Joslyn, with Lewis producing the track.

Rainbow marks a new beginning for Kesha, as she achieves her vision for the album by enlisting a roster of collaborators ranging from Eagles of Death Metal to Dolly Parton. Ben Folds produced the title track with Kesha, while Ricky Reed produced and wrote on numerous tracks as well. Wrabel co-wrote a collaboration that features the Dap-Kings horn section. Eagles of Death Metal are featured on two tracks, while Parton guests on a version of her 1980 country chart-topper Old Flames Can’t Hold A Candle To You. The track was co-written by Kesha’s mother Pebe Sebert, who also has other songwriting credits on Rainbow.

Kesha’s debut album, Animal, sold more than eight million albums worldwide and she has had nine Top 10 hits on The Billboard Hot 100, including four No 1 singles at Top 40 Radio: TiK ToK, Your Love Is My Drug, Die Young and Timber. As a songwriter she has penned her own music as well as songs for artists including Britney Spears, Ariana Grande, The Veronicas and Miley Cyrus.

Rainbow will be released on 11 August on Kemosabe Records/RCA Records, and is available for pre-order now. Find out more at

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