Kesha has been through a roller coaster of a ride for the past decade. The ‘Tik Tok’ star exploded onto the scene in 2009 and was known for her signature “speech-like/auto-tune” sound. With a huge number of electro pop singles that catapulted her into instant fame, it looked like there was no stopping her.
However this fame was followed by a dip in her career that included legal troubles and sexual abuse allegations against her producer Dr. Luke. She was unable to produce music for a long period of time, but after an outpour of support from artists including Zedd, Lady Gaga, and Adele her career slowly headed upward.
2017 marked one hell of a return for Kesha. After finally being able to leave her former contract, she released her third studio album Rainbow. Following a highly successful tour and album release this year, she’s back with a captivating cover of Marshmello and Khalid’s ‘Silence’.
By visually and musically contrasting her former “party-girl” image, we get a glimpse at a mature version of Kesha. In the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge she performs the songs in a floral glistening outfit and flowing soft pink hair. Preceding her raw and emotional rendition of ‘Silence’ is an upbeat performance of her single ‘Learn to Let Go’. She is tender in her delivery and shows us what the new Kesha has to offer. By giving the original song justice, we can expect her to earn Marshmello and Khalid’s approval. Watch and take a listen to the performance below.