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Kesha Is Back With 'Rainbow' and She Played "Praying" on 'Fallon' Last Night

Watch that, then listen to her collaborate with Dolly Parton on her first album in five years.

by Alex Robert Ross
11 August 2017, 11:08pm

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After a brutal, years-long legal battle that kept her from performing and releasing new music, Kesha is finally back with a new album. Rainbow, her third LP and first since 2012's Warrior, was released this morning; it features the already-released "Praying," "Woman," "Learn to Let Go," and "Hymn," but that's not the coolest thing here. This is an album that opens with a song called "Bastards" ("Don't let the bastards bring you down"), features two singalong scuzz-pop tracks with Eagles of Death Metal, and builds in a duet with Dolly Parton, "Old Flames (Can't Hold a Candle to You)," the hit that Kesha's own mother co-wrote for Parton in 1978.

Before you go listen to Rainbow, you can watch Kesha's performance on last night's Fallon at the top of the page. She played "Praying" with a string quartet and a pared down band. Her voice warmed to the track by the time she needed to belt it out—basically the whole second half of the track. It's worth watching at the top of the page.

Okay, now listen to Rainbow.

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