Kesha made a triumphant go back to song remaining August when she launched Rainbow, her first album in 5 years. The report is essential and strong for a number of causes: Chiefly, it is her first effort with out manufacturing credit from Dr. Luke, the hit-maker whom she sued for emotional and bodily abuse in 2014. This lawsuit put Kesha’s song profession in limbo for years; she used to be nonetheless contractually sure to Dr. Luke’s label, Kemosabe, however did not wish to paintings with him. And whilst Rainbow used to be launched below Kemosabe—and a pass judgement on pushed aside a number of of Kesha’s claims in opposition to Dr. Luke in April 2016—it is nonetheless inspiring that Kesha made this report on her phrases and her manner for the first time ever. She persisted.
Her tale feels particularly poignant presently, given the shift taking place in our tradition. Last fall, tens of millions of girls used the #MeToo hashtag to proportion their tales of sexual misconduct; in early January, a gaggle of girls in Hollywood introduced the Time’s Up motion to finish harassment and gender inequality at paintings. Kesha got here ahead kind of 3 years ahead of those actions started. She used to be status on her personal, however now she has a military rallying in the back of her.
And her efficiency at the 2018 Grammy Awards on Sunday (January 28) will reportedly mirror this: Ken Ehrlich, a manufacturer for the Grammys, instructed Yahoo! that Kesha is acting her ballad “Praying” at this yr’s rite, and she or he’s making a large commentary with it.
“I will be able to let you know, clearly, that Kesha’s efficiency is surely going to mirror what has took place to her in the previous couple of years,” Ehrlich stated. “‘Praying,’ that is what that song is all about, and that’s what she’s going to perform on the show. We are going to do something a little bit different with it. I think people will come away with the sense that we are supporting or allowing the artist to make a statement.”
If true, Kesha’s efficiency will no-doubt be one of the statements about #MeToo and Time’s Up made all over the night. Awards season this yr has been much less about glitz and extra about elevating sexual harassment consciousness, which is improbable. The Screen Actors Guild Awards, Golden Globes, and Critics’ Choice Awards have been all full of impactful speeches, and the Grammys will have to be no exception.
GLAMOUR US has reached out to Kesha’s crew for remark in this tale and can replace once they reply.