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Kesha is back and rawer than ever! Today she released the music video and announced the release of her next full-length album Rainbow, Aug. 11th. This will be her first full-length release in over five years. On her new track “Praying” she addresses her legal troubles with former producer Dr. Luke which began back in 2014.

The singer accused the super-producer of sexual and emotional abuse and he countersued for defamation and breach of contract. During the legal battle, Kesha locked in the contract with Dr. Luke’s label Kemosabe Records, was unable to produce any music with anyone else. However, in April, Dr. Luke is no longer CEO of Kemosabe and parent company Sony, planned to end its relationship with the producer altogether.

“This song is about coming to feel empathy for someone else even if they hurt you or scare you,” Kesha writes of “Praying” for Lenny Letter. “It’s a song about learning to be proud of the person you are even during low moments when you feel alone. It’s also about hoping everyone, even someone who hurt you, can heal.”

Check out Kesha in all here glory and most honest release to date below:

SOURCES: VOX, LENNYLETTER, Pitchfork

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