The last time that we saw Ke$ha, she was brushing her teeth with a bottle of Jack Daniels and flirting with disaster. She was portrayed as an 18 year old party girl who just wanted to have fun, and there's nothing wrong with that. Like many artists do, she fell off the bandwagon for a while, and we haven't heard much from her. Fast forward to 2017, and we have this beautiful album that has fallen into our laps. Kesha has made a comeback you say? Where was she the past few years? Drinking and driving with Lindsay Lohan? Having a mid-mid life crisis and shaving her head with Britney Spears? Not quite.
In 2013, Kesha had been admitted to a rehab center for bulimia-nervosa. It was later released that she had been pressured by her producer (Dr. Luke) to lose weight, her body shape being compared to a refrigerator which had sent her over the edge. October 2014, a lawsuit had been filed against Dr. Luke to allow her to work with other labels. This lawsuit claimed that the past 10 years that lead up to the lawsuit, Dr. Luke had sexually, physically, verbally, and emotionally abused her to the point where she nearly lost her life. She completely believed that he had enough money and power to maintain complete control over her life and career.
After this break from music, and many trials attempting to release her from her contracts with Dr. Luke, her abuser, Kesha is now back. Not only is she back, she is making music unlike any other. She has taken the world by storm with her new album, something that is not really expected of a singer on their second time around.
So, how is this comeback different from any other? Kesha is spreading an awareness unlike any other before. She is speaking out, and she wants to be heard. She is being an advocate for others, and she is producing music that meets more than surface level. She is writing for herself, and hitting home to millions of people world wide. So, when we're talking about pop star's comebacks, this is what we should be talking about.