After a five year wait for Kesha to release a new album. Someone couldn't wait any longer to share it with the world.
Earlier this week, Kesha's eagerly anticipated third full-length studio effort, Rainbow, leaked online, just days ahead of its official Friday (Aug. 11) release.
Fans have gotten a pretty generous preview of the album so far, including the songs "Praying," "Woman" and "Hymn." But clearly some of her Animals needed it right now. The singer was doing her part to promote the album on Wednesday morning just hours after the leak, appearing on Good Morning Americato perform those songs and talk about the creation of Rainbow, her first album since 2012's Warrior.
"I've written every song on this album and they're all so personal," Kesha told GMA's Robin Roberts, who got choked up at times during the interview and performances. "This record, quite literally, saved my life. I hope you guys like it and I hope you can hear it, and I hope it helps people."
Kesha's 2014 lawsuit against onetime mentor/producer/label head Dr. Luke (born Lukasz Gottwald), has kept Kesha out of the spotlight (and the studio) for more than four years. The songs on the new album hint at her journey to healing, redemption, strength and, in some cases, forgiveness.