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Kesha declares new “post-pop” album ‘Gag Order’, produced by Rick Rubin

Kesha declares new “post-pop” album ‘Gag Order’, produced by Rick Rubin

Kesha announces new “post-pop” album 'Gag Order', produced by Rick Rubin

Kesha has introduced an upcoming album, ‘Gag Order’, which is ready to supply extra emotional perception into the pop star than ever earlier than.

Set for launch on Could 19, the album will mark her fifth full-length launch — following 2020’s ‘Excessive Highway’ — and goals to point out followers a extra introspective and uncooked facet to the singer-songwriter.

As per a press launch, the tracks work collectively as a “full-bodied assortment” which depict a “stream-of-conscious journey by means of the psychedelic darkish depths of the human psyche”, and delivers followers with the sensation of “basking within the cleaning gentle when lastly reaching the floor”.

Produced by Rick Rubin, ‘Gag Order’ additionally sees Kesha enterprise away from a few of her extra pop-centric hit tracks, specifically ‘TiK ToK’ and ‘Die Younger’, and discover what she considers to be a “post-pop” route, rife with themes of isolation, self-discovery and empowerment.

“With out the darkness there isn’t a gentle. I lastly let my darkness have the sunshine,” she mentioned in a self-written manifesto, discussing the upcoming LP (by way of Nylon). “I can not combat the reality of this life being tough and painful. It’s for everybody.”

She continued: “An artist doesn’t exist to make others pleased. I imagine an artist provides voice, movement, color to the feelings all of us have. The nice feelings, and the unmanageably fucking depressing ones.”

Two new singles taken from the album – ‘Eat The Acid’ and ‘Tremendous Line’ – are set to be launched this Friday (April 28). Pre-order the album right here.

Though there was no specific point out of it, the title of the album does appear to trace in the direction of the authorized battle the singer-songwriter has been concerned in throughout latest years.

Up till this level, all of Kesha’s studio albums have been co-released by way of RCA and Kemosabe — which was based by producer Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald. Nevertheless, in 2014, Kesha filed a lawsuit towards him, accusing him of bodily, sexual and emotional abuse.

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In an interview with Rolling Stone yesterday (April 25), whereas unable to touch upon the authorized case, Kesha did admit that it felt there was an “implied gag order” on her for “a really very long time now”. She additionally added: “With my ongoing litigation hanging over my head, I’ve not been in a position to converse freely as a result of I do know every thing I say is scrutinised.”

Kesha attends the Elton John AIDS Basis’s thirty first Annual Academy Awards Viewing Celebration on March 12, 2023. Credit score: Michael Kovac

Dr. Luke has denied all allegations and countersued Kesha for defamation and breach of contract. The trial date for the case has been scheduled for July 26.

Final month, Kesha took to Instagram to tease the credit of an upcoming tune, wherein she listed Kurt Vile as one of many songwriters.

The publish confirmed a screenshot of a textual content message trade studying “Written by Kesha Sebert, Rick Ruben, Drew Pearson, Shawn Everett, and Kurt Vile.” The message went on to disclose that the tune will comprise the melody and lyrics from an undisclosed Ramones tune. As of but, it stays unclear which tune on ‘Gag Order’ it’s referring to.

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