Kesha, the pop singer who was dragged through the mud by her former producer over sex assault allegations, successfully launched a comeback with a new song and album. But she’s losing it again with fantastic claims about the inspiration for her new music.
Those spaceships on the cover of her album aren’t for nothing. She claims that real-life space aliens visited her and inspired her work.
“I was in Joshua Tree, totally sober, let me preface – completely fucking sober,” she told the “Zach Sang Show” on WestwoodOne radio.
“I think people would be like, ‘She was on acid’ or something. I wasn’t. I was on nothing. I was a totally sober Sally, just a lady in the desert. I look up in the sky and there’s a bunch of spaceships.
“I swear to God, there were like five to seven, and I don’t know why I didn’t like try to take a picture of it – I just looked at it,” she added.
“I was sitting on a rock, and I was like, ‘What in the hell is that?’ I was trying to figure it out, and then they went away. And then they came back.
“They came back in a different formation than the one they were in previously. I was like, ‘Those are fucking aliens.’ They were spaceships!”
Kesha’s new single “Praying” is an emotional track, inspired by her feelings of “severe hopelessness and depression.”
Those feeling stem from a bitter falling out and legal battle with producer Dr. Luke, real name Lukasz Sebastian Gottwald.
Luke signed Kesha as an 18-year-old to his label, Kemosabe Records. They scored a breakout in 2009 with her hit record “Tik Tok.” Her debut album, Animal, was a critical and commercial success.
The singer and Luke had an apparent falling out because she wanted to change image–raucous, sex-starved party girl–and the direction of her music.
But in a subsequent, 2013 lawsuit, she charged that he abused her emotionally, physically and verbally and allegedly date raped her.
Luke fired back claiming the charges were trumped up to extort him into releasing Kesha from her exclusive recording agreement.
For the duration of the legal battle, Kesha was prevented from recording new music by court order during what should have been the prime of her career.
“I just feel like a totally different artist – and not in a good or bad way. I had a great time. The first record was super fun, and that’s where I was at. This is where I am now. I have channeled my feelings of severe hopelessness and depression, I’ve overcome obstacles, and I have found strength in myself even when it felt out of reach. I’ve found what I had thought was an unobtainable place of peace. This song is about coming to feel empathy for someone else even if they hurt you or scare you. It’s a song about learning to be proud of the person you are even during low moments when you feel alone. It’s also about hoping everyone, even someone who hurt you, can heal.”
Her new music is the first solo single in five years since she embarked on a court battle.
For that she has space aliens to thank. Believe it?
Check out her interview below and her latest song.