Transcript for Kesha opens up about her deeply personal new album
releasing beautiful new music heading out on a solo tour for the first time in four years. Over the past few weeks she's put out four singles off her new album "Rainbow" which comes out on Friday. It's deeply personal and we are so, so, so happy to see you, to look at you. To have you here. Thank you. It's on. Do you feel the love? I feel so much right now I can't even -- like -- I was backstage dancing and punching stuff and crying and like I'm just so many emotions. All the time. Right now. Can't wait to hear you sing and don't worry. She's going to sing a couple of songs. I can make it through the song I'll be singing it. "Praying." It's such the -- it's so deep and personal talking about some really depression, suicide. Just tell us the meaning behind "Praying." Okay. It's so personal. I've written every song on this album and they're so personal and this song I think is just really important because it talks about me personally going through something very hard, lots of very hard things, making it through, not giving up and finding empathy on the other side which is incredibly hard sometimes. Empathy is the word. And -- It's difficult but, yeah. Yeah. And it's like -- we know it's been well publicized the issues and legally you can't talk about it. We don't want to talk about it. We're here with you and how has that music helped you through this difficult time? Well, I think this record is quite literally saved my life. And I hope you guys like it and I hope you can hear it and I hope it helps people. I love it, "Rainbow." The whole transformation. What do you mean by that? Describe what you mean by "Rainbow" and, honey, you do look like a rainbow. I'm trying to look as much like a rainbow as I can. I think color symbolizes hope and a rainbow, you know, is a coincidence that it's also the symbol for the lgbtq community. But I've always found -- hell, yeah, but I have always found hope in bright colors and I wanted to bring that more into my everyday life so now my house is covered in rainbows and like my life and my body, I have like ten rainbow tattoos. I go to the tattoo artist and every time a rainbow on something, yeah, okay. Also wonderful collaborations, your mother has been here. I've been seeing her. Running around somewhere. I know. She's the one with the biggest smile on her face in the audience. That's who momma is. But a collaboration with her and other family members. Yeah, I actually worked with her on a lot of the album and my brother is here filming over there. Total family affair and then I consider her family now and worked with dolly parton. Oh, wow. So just going to go ahead -- Go ahead and say that. Because that was like -- that was like the craziest thing in the word to me that she like actually said yes to collaborating with me and so I'm still not over it so I'm just going to tell everybody about it. You can drop dolly's name any time you want. Thank you for sharing and we can't wait to hear you sing, especially the song "Praying" that you wrote.
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