It’s almost the anniversary of Kesha’s latest album, Rainbow, and to celebrate, the singer is releasing a behind-the-scenes documentary chronicling her journey through the creative process. Honestly, it looks just as powerful and emotional as you’d expect from an album that came in the wake of Kesha’s legal battle with her producer Dr. Luke, who she accused of sexual assault.
Just take a look at the trailer, which plays out partially like a bad trip and partially like an indie movie about the power of healing. You’ll recognize clips from her music videos as well as clips from her performance at the 2018 Grammys, where she was flanked by other female performers who stood in solidarity.
“Sometimes things feel like they’re too much to handle. You may be able to pull it together and put on a front in front of others, but inside, you’re trapped, suffocating slowly,” Kesha says in a voiceover during the trailer, later adding, “This album quite literally saved my life.”
Kesha has been through quite a journey the past few years, which is evident in the documentary. She’s been through hell and back, felt herself falling and then clawed her way back up to redemption. And while Rainbow is a deeply personal album, it’s easy to see yourself in her message, all of your own suffering, fears, and hope reflected back at you. This will not be an easy documentary to watch, but I’m definitely going to watch it anyway.