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Fear not, Kesha fans—despite a temporary music hiatus, the pop singer-songwriter’s music career seems to be far from over.
Earlier this week, Viceland’s NOISEY released a clip from its second season that follows Kesha as she prepares to perform at famed Nashville music venue The Ryman as part of Dylan Fest, a show organized in honour of Bob Dylan’s 75th birthday.
In the clip, Kesha talks about tapping into her “musical roots” and changing direction from the poppy, ultra-produced tunes that she’s performed in the past. The Nashville-raised singer goes on to say that her move from Los Angeles has allowed her to embrace the country music she grew up with, suggesting that any new music she releases in the future will be much different than what fans are used to.
The Dylan Fest show marked one of Kesha’s first public performances since suing her former music producer Dr. Luke for sexual, physical and emotional abuse in 2014. When discussing the emotional and legal turmoil that she’s experienced over the last few years, Kesha reveals that her hardships have been especially frustrating considering how hard she worked to make her way to the top.
Later in the clip, Kesha playfully tells interviewer Zach Goldbaum that she knows she has a killer voice, but wishes she had more opportunities to show it off to her fans.
Fortunately, rumours that Kesha will be releasing her third album in 2017 (and that she’s been collaborating with Taylor Swift and Macklemore) have already been floating around, so the wait might soon be over.