Album Review

Kesha - High Road

An overwhelmingly triumphant pop offering that sees Kesha back at her best and having shit tons of fun while doing it.

Kesha - High Road

If 2017’s ‘Rainbow’ saw Kesha reclaiming her voice after a particularly difficult couple of years - marked by a stint in rehab and a highly-publicised lawsuit against producer Dr Luke - fourth album ‘High Road’ sees her defiantly giving two fingers up to haters and showing that she’s back living her best life. Throughout the new record, there’s all the dance-floor ready self-love anthems you could ever need. “Find my pictures under ‘legends’ if you google me,” Kesha yells out in guitar-bop ‘Honey’. Theatrical ‘Potato Song (Cuz I Want To)’ boasts the equally quotable line: “I’ll be naked because I WANT TO!”. “Life’s a bitch, so come on shake your tits,” she reasons in future club stomper ‘My Own Dance’. If you ever need a new Insta caption, Kesha’s got you. Granted, over the album’s 15 track run, some songs fall a little short (‘Cowboy Blues’ sounds like a twee mid-00s Taylor Swift attempt at musical comedy and the sickly-sweet Wrabel featuring ‘BFF’ feels like it’s gearing up for a drop that never comes) but, overall, ’High Road’ is an overwhelmingly triumphant pop offering that sees Kesha back at her best and having shit tons of fun while doing it.

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