Kesha is back again! This time with her anticipated album, High Road, which released Friday (January 31) alongside Meghan Trainor’s Treat Myself.
The 32-year-old singer talks about her latest album, High Road, in a new interview with WSJ. Magazine, and says it’s about not letting a “tragedy” define her.
In 2014, Kesha sued songwriter and producer Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, and claimed he raped and abused her. Dr. Luke has denied the allegations and countersued for defamation and breach of contract. In 2016, a judge denied Kesha’s request to end her contract with Dr. Luke and Sony Music.
“I think it’s about reclaiming my happiness and my voice and all aspects of my life, and not living in the tragedy of what everyone knows I’ve been through,” Kesha says of High Road, which came out last Friday. “Kind of a defiance against being stuck and pigeonholed in one place forever, because of one situation.”
“I want High Road to be my defiant statement that I can still make happy music, I can still make pop music, and I can still be happy, and at the same time have the juxtaposition of the really emotional and intense — it’s not that the vulnerability isn’t there, but I really believe that High Road is the first record I’ve put out where I feel like I’m not trying to prove anything to anyone,” she continues.
Kesha says with this album, she’s “not trying to be anything that I’m not.”
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