Rainbow is Kesha’s 3rd studio album and is her second to top the Billboard 200 since Animal, her debut album. This album has been one of her most anticipated as it serves as a comeback from her near 4-year hiatus of record output due to her ongoing legal dispute with producer Dr. Luke. Rainbow is a turning point in Kesha’s career, as she has grown out of the party-girl persona manufactured by Sony and Dr. The introspective influences present in the album were previously untouched, save for Past Lives from Warrior
Kesha was provided with outside producers and Kesha and Kemosabe had agreed to work with about a dozen of them. The album was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, marking her first of two nominations. Illustrator and artist Robert Beatty designed the album artwork for Rainbow along with art director Brian Roettinger.
Thankfully, the rest of Rainbow lets Kesha be her usual OTT self. Studio banter is left in; on some tracks she breaks down into laughter like her ad-libbed, I like your beard. Since Warrior, Kesha had fought for rock tracks, with limited success; Iggy Pop made that album, but a very toned-down version. If there’s a reason that Rainbow doesn’t seem cohesive or an album that autonomously belongs to Kesha, it’s more a byproduct of her situation. Kesha still owes two more albums to the label she fought to leave, and here she grapples with her commercial whims. While Praying is hanging on at adult pop radio, very little is positioned to follow it.
Redirected from Spaceship (Kesha song)). Rainbow is the third studio album by American singer Kesha. It was released on August 11, 2017 by Kemosabe and RCA Records. Primarily a pop record, Rainbow incorporates elements of pop rock, glam rock, neo soul and country pop. Its lyrical themes range from letting go of the past, finding forgiveness within oneself for past mistakes, self-worth and, in some cases, female empowerment.
With this album, Kesha gives herself a space to release her rage, but also recognizes the incredible power in honesty, self-reflection, and having the guts to stare injustice in the face and tell it to fuck off. Rainbow’s greatest triumph is not hearing Kesha rip out the gnarled pain that had been nesting inside her, or finding catharsis in defiance - it’s that it makes a point of expressing the frustration, hurt, and even joy in what comes next.
Rainbow,' Kesha's rich, masterful third LP, is far more than a kiss-off to old demons - it’s an artistic feat, as she unites stylistic forays with her sharp, weathered lyricism. By Eric Renner Brown. August 07, 2017 at 12:00 PM EDT.
Album of the Week: Kesha's 'Rainbow'. 8/9/2017 by Andrew Unterberger. Flash forward a half-decade. Obviously, Kesha and Dr. Luke have conflicted over much weightier matters than musical direction. Tied up for years in very public legal drama, Kesha releases the follow-up to Warrior, entitled Rainbow, on Friday (Aug 11). In a 2016 New York Times Magazine profile, she voiced her hopes that the album would essentially prove that Dr. Luke never had to choose between the paths laid out for her on those two demos seven years earlier: To this day, I’ve never released a single that’s a true ballad, and I feel like those are the songs that balance.
Rainbow' marks a new beginning for Kesha, one based around inner strength and musical exploration 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 numerous tracks as well. Wrabel co-wrote a collaboration that features the Dap-Kings horn section