Saturday will mark one year since Kesha released her deeply personal No. 1 album Rainbow. Her first full-length release in five years, the long-awaited return to pop music featured the emotional lead single “Praying.” One year later, the album is receiving a corresponding documentary, showing fans the behind-the-scenes details of Kesha’s personal struggles and musical processes in making Rainbow.
After releasing the official trailer for Rainbow: The Film last month, Kesha is teasing fans with a brand-new clip from the film. In it, the “Tik Tok” singer makes her way through a forest, metaphorically representing the personal navigating she needed to do during the rough time in her life.
“When I wrote Rainbow, I was in a very dark place. I was alone, and I was scared,” says the singer, who very publicly has undergone legal and personal issues, both of which served as a driving inspirational force behind the album.
“I was in rehab for an eating disorder that had gotten wildly out of control. They said I wasn’t allowed to work. And since I’m a musician they said I couldn’t even have a keyboard. But I pleaded: This isn’t work,” Kesha continued. “Finally, they agreed to give me a keyboard for one hour a day. I knew I needed to change and take care of and love myself. Rainbow was the beginning.”
The film will premiere Friday on Apple Music. Check out the new clip below.