Kesha performs on stage at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s ‘All for the Hall” on February 12, 2018 in New York City.
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Kesha is candid about her turbulent road of the ultimate party girl for the powerful praying woman.
Published Monday on YouTube, the one-minute “Rainbow – The Movie” trailer hints at the behind-the-scenes documentary as the 31-year-old singer is celebrating the one-year anniversary of her Grammy-nominated album with the same name – “Rainbow.”
The trailer begins with Kesha awaking from a nightmare episode. “Sometimes feel that they are too much to handle,” said the singer in a voiceover. “You may be able to pull it together and put on a front in front of others, but inside, you’re trapped in a suffocating slowly.”
An organ plays, and the sound of a heartbeat grows louder than the cuts on Kesha roaring live performance: “you don’t own me.”
The trailer jumps between the professional and the behind-the-scenes footage of Kesha in her career, including her memorable performance at the 60th Grammy Awards earlier this year.
“This feels really real,” said Kesha as she holds back tears. “This record is literally saving my life.”
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Like all of her work in the past few years, the trailer comes in the wake of her long legal battle producer Lukasz Gottwald, known as Dr. Luke.
The pop star filed a lawsuit against Dr. Luke in 2014, claiming she was sexually, physically and verbally abused by the producer of 10 years, which led to the debilitating eating disorder that landed her in rehab.
Although Dr. Luke outspokenly denied the accusations and even countersued her for the manufacture of the claims, Kesha drew the support of fellow celebs and the public.
In 2016, a New York-udge dismissed her abuse claims and said that they are still contractually obligated to record with Dr. Luke.
While in rehab, Kesha began working on “the Rainbow”, which is praised as a result of the artist as a “real person, a complete human experience’, such as the New York Times described it.
Just like the album, the “Rainbow” documentary gives a new chapter in Kesha’s career.
“I’ve taken ownership of myself. I am taking control of my life and my name, and the music is connected,” Kesha told Cosmopolitan in May.