Kesha has announced an upcoming album, ‘Gag Order’, which is set to provide more emotional insight into the pop star than ever before.
Set for release on May 19, the album will mark her fifth full-length release — following 2020’s ‘High Road’ — and aims to show fans a more introspective and raw side to the singer-songwriter.
As per a press release, the tracks work together as a “full-bodied collection” which depict a “stream-of-conscious journey through the psychedelic dark depths of the human psyche”, and delivers fans with the feeling of “basking in the cleansing light when finally reaching the surface”.
Produced by Rick Rubin, ‘Gag Order’ also sees Kesha venture away from some of her more pop-centric hit tracks, namely ‘TiK ToK’ and ‘Die Young’, and explore what she considers to be a “post-pop” route, rife with themes of isolation, self-discovery and empowerment.
“Without the darkness there is no light. I finally let my darkness have the light,” she said in a self-written manifesto, discussing the upcoming LP (via Nylon). “I cannot fight the truth of this life being difficult and painful. It is for everyone.”
She continued: “An artist doesn’t exist to make…