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Rainbow cover
Released August 11, 2017
Genre Pop, pop-rock, glam-rock, neo-soul, country-pop
Length 00:52:20
Producers Benjamin Folds
Brody Brown
Drew Pearson
Jonny Price
Kesha Sebert
Ricky Reed
Pebe Sebert
Ryan Lewis
Stuart Crichton
Label Rca records logo Kemosabe records logo
Discography
Lipsha
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Unreleased
Singles from Rainbow
  1. "Praying"
    Released: July 6, 2017
  2. "Learn to Let Go" (Europe single only)
    Released: November 3, 2017
  3. "Woman"
    Released: January 23, 2018

Rainbow is the third studio album by Kesha. It was released on August 11, 2017. The album was released five years since her previous record and since then, Kesha dealt with several struggles in her personal and professional life, including a stint in a treatment center for an eating disorder and emotional issues, as well as a highly publicized legal battle with her former record producer Dr. Luke, whom she accused of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse. Kesha began writing material for her next album while in rehab in 2014 and as her recording contract at the time obliged her to work with Dr. Luke, she later recorded a series of new songs on her own and gave them to her record label.

Background

Kesha revealed in an interview with Teen Vogue that while she was in rehab she wrote 14 songs with the help of a toy Casio keyboard.

Regarding the genre of her new album, Kesha released this statement in the August 2014 edition of Teen Vogue

I’m not going to be making a lullaby jazz record, just in case there’s anybody out there who actually thought that was a possibility. My music will always have balls until I’m an 85-year-old crazy granny, so don’t be worried about that.
[1]

While on her Kesha and the Creepies: Fuck the World Tour, Kesha announced she has 52 songs ready to be released.

In the October 2016 issue of The New York Times, we learned that Kesha had written 22 more songs that waiting to be completed, polished, and released. Kesha was provided with outside producers and Kesha and Kemosabe had agreed to work with about a dozen of them.[2]

On July 5, 2017, Kesha announced on social media platforms that "Praying" would be released the following day. The song was released along with its music video, alongside the album's pre-order.

The album was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, marking her first of two nominations.

Artwork

Covers

Promotional Images

Illustrator and artist Robert Beatty designed the album artwork for Rainbow along with art director Brian Roettinger and photographer Olivia Bee.[4]

Singles

Promotional Singles

Track listing

No. Title Length
1. "Bastards"   3:51
2. "Let 'Em Talk" (feat. Eagles of Death Metal) 3:05
3. "Woman" (feat. The Dap-Kings Horns) 3:16
4. "Hymn"   3:25
5. "Praying"   3:50
6. "Learn to Let Go"   3:37
7. "Finding You"   2:52
8. "Rainbow"   3:38
9. "Hunt You Down"   3:17
10. "Boogie Feet"   2:54
11. "Boots"   3:04
12. "Old Flames (Can't Hold a Candle to You)" (feat. Dolly Parton) 4:26
13. "Godzilla"   2:08
14. "Spaceship"   5:15
15. "Emotional" (Japanese bonus track) 3:44
Total length:
52:20

Booklet and credits

Credits adapted from Tidal.[5]

  • Chuck Ainlay – mixing engineer
  • Nick Annis – guitar
  • Justin Armstrong – engineer
  • Heather Borror – violin
  • David Boucher – mixing engineer
  • Ben Bram – background vocals
  • Gabriel Cabezas – cello
  • Ingmar Carlson – assistant engineer, engineer
  • Jon Castelli – mixing engineer
  • Dave Catching – guitar
  • Billy Centenaro – engineer
  • Rogét Chahayed – piano, programming
  • Sergio Chávez – engineer
  • Kenton Chen – background vocals
  • Rebecca Chung-Filice – cello
  • Joe Costa – engineer
  • Stuart Crichton – recording engineer, engineer, background vocals, programming
  • Hannah Crofts – background vocals
  • Robbie Crowell – keyboard
  • Spencer Cullum – guitar
  • Matt Dyson – assistant engineer
  • Eagles of Death Metal – background vocals
  • Jon Estes – bass guitar
  • Kevin Estrada – recording engineer
  • Shawn Everett – mixing engineer
  • Faithful Central Bible Church Choir – choir
  • Katie Faraudo – French horn
  • Gary Ferguson – drums
  • Jeremy Fetzer – guitar
  • Ian Fitchuk – drums
  • Robin Florent – assistant engineer
  • Christopher Foerstel – viola
  • Ben Folds – bass guitar, celesta, percussion, piano, timpani
  • Chris Galland – mixing engineer
  • Chris Garcia – mixing engineer
  • Jeff Gartenbaum – assistant enginee
  • Cochemea Gastelum – baritone saxophone
  • Antonia Gauci – engineer
  • Ira Glansbeek – cello
  • Dave Guy – trumpet
  • Bobby Holland – engineer
  • Jesse Hughes – vocals, guitar
  • Jeff Jackson – assistant engineer
  • Ramage Jacobs – mandolin
  • Andrew Joslyn – strings, violin
  • Andrew Kamman – violin
  • Theo Katzman – percussion
  • Kesha – lead vocals, background vocals
  • Ryan Lerman – background vocals
  • David Levitt – electric guitar
  • Sarah Malmstrom – violin
  • Manny Marroquin – mixing engineer
  • Seth May-Patterson – viola
  • Matt McJunkins – bass guitar
  • Kieron Menzies – mixing engineer
  • Nate Mercereau – guitar
  • Georgia Mooney – background vocals
  • Rob Moose – violin
  • Ryan Nasci – assistant engineer
  • Rick Nowels – organ
  • Garrett Overcash – violin
  • Charlie Paakkari – assistant engineer
  • Zack Pancoast – assistant engineer
  • Drew Pearson – engineer, recording engineer, guitar, keyboard, piano, programming, banjo, bass guitar
  • Tom Peyton – horn
  • Tim Pierce – guitar
  • Jonny Price – programming
  • Ricky Reed – bass guitar, drums, guitar, programming, güiro, keyboard, piano
  • Dean Reid – mixing engineer
  • Fareed Salamah – engineer
  • Pebe Sebert – background vocals
  • Ethan Shumaker – engineer
  • Alex Sopp – flute
  • Michael Stankiewicz – mixing engineer, recording engineer
  • Neal Sugarman – tenor saxophone
  • Jorma Vik – drums
  • Dave Way – engineer
  • Ivan Wayman – assistant engineer
  • Eli Weinberger – cello
  • Lara Wickes – oboe
  • Katherine Wighton – background vocals
  • Saundra Williams – background vocals
  • Danielle Withers – background vocals
  • Trevor Yasuda – mixing engineer

Gallery

PNGs

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  • Kesha in Rainbow (png made by @keshaswhore)
  • Ribbon (png made by @keshaswhore)
  • Water (png made by @keshaswhore)
  • Alternative Spaceship
  • "Hymn (png made by @keshaswhore)
  • Spaceship (png made by @keshaswhore)
  • Saturn (png made by @keshaswhore)
  • Saturn Alternative (png made by @keshaswhore)
  • Jupiter (png made by @keshaswhore)
  • Eye (png made by @keshaswhore)
  • Melting Eye (png made by @keshaswhore)
  • Eyes (png made by @keshaswhore)
  • Light (png made by @keshaswhore)
  • Light (png made by @keshaswhore)
  • Light (png made by @keshaswhore)
  • Light Alternative (png made by @keshaswhore)
  • Alternative Skull (png made by @keshaswhore)
  • Skull (png made by @keshaswhore)
  • Crescent Moon (png made by @keshaswhore)
  • Moon (png made by @keshaswhore)
  • Let 'Em Talk (png made by @keshaswhore)
  • Kesha's Weird and Wonderful Rainbow Ride}
  • Kesha Rainbow Alternative logo (png made by @keshaswhore)
  • Rainbow Merch (png made by @keshaswhore)
  • Rainbow Merch (png made by @keshaswhore)
  • Rainbow Merch (png made by @keshaswhore)
  • Praying, GRAMMY's 2016 (png made by @keshaswhore)

References

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