Kesha is over the rainbow.
The pop star unleashed the goods today (July 6). She kicked off her new era with a Jonas Åkerlund-directed video for a song titled “Praying.” It's the lead single from her forthcoming album titled Rainbow, out August 11 via RCA and Kemosabe, the label Dr. Luke was in charge of before stepping down earlier this year.
She also unveiled the album cover art. It was designed by Robert Beatty (as Pitchfork points out, he created artwork for Tame Impala and Flaming Lips) with art direction from Brian Roettinger and photography by Olivia Bee.
Amazon confirmed the Rainbow track list. It features two collaborations with the Eagles of Death Metal (“Let ‘Em Talk” and “Boogie Feet), Dolly Parton, who lends her voice on a cover of her own “Old Flames (Can't Hold A Candle To You)” and The Dap-Kings Horns ("Woman"). A video for the latter has already been filmed.
Rainbow track list:
2. Let 'Em Talk (feat. Eagles of Death Metal)
3. Woman (feat. The Dap-Kings Horns)
6. Learn to Let Go
7. Finding You
9. Hunt You Down
1. Boogie Feet (feat. Eagles of Death Metal)
12. Old Flames (Can't Hold a Candle to You) (feat. Dolly Parton)
Censored Rainbow cover art:
"Praying" music video: