An emotional Kesha says new album, "Rainbow", "quite literally saved my life"


Rainbow, Kesha's first album in almost five years, drops Friday.

And now she's taking the ballad to the stage, with an inaugural performance at YouTube Space Los Angeles, MTV News reports.

Kesha was also on hand to perform her emotionally charged single Praying, telling the audience: 'If I can make it through the song, I'm gonna be singing it'.

"I think this record.quite literally saved my life", she told ABC's Robin Roberts.

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Kesha has been in an ongoing legal battle with Gottwald since 2014, when she singer filed a lawsuit accusing him of sexual assault and battery. The track is from her upcoming album Rainbows, arriving everywhere August 11.

"It' so personal. I've written every song on this album and they're all so personal", she said.

Speaking of the significance of the album's title Rainbow, she said 'I'm trying to look as much like a rainbow as I can'. "I hope you can hear it and I hope it helps people".

She explained that to her, rainbows and bright colors represented hope-along with the LGBTQ community-and now her whole house, body, and life is covered in rainbows. In 2016, a NY judge denied Kesha's motion requesting to be released from her recording contract with Sony, though the judge also ruled she could work with another Sony producer. She worked with her mom for a lot of her album, her brother filmed with her, and she worked with Dolly Parton, who she said she considers family now.