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The Hope We Desperately Needed Today Arrives in Kesha’s Rainbow Trailer

Get those tissues ready.

In case you weren’t already moved by Kesha’s journey of healing and affirmation in last year’s album, “Rainbow,” the singer is now stepping behind the camera for a documentary of the same name. Featuring footage of the singer touring as well as in the studio paired with “psychedelic vignettes,” Kesha will explore her journey through some of her darkest days.

In a press release obtained by Billboard, Kesha writes:

“Making Rainbow the album was such a therapeutic process and given the opportunity to turn it into a three-dimensional piece of art has helped me find even deeper healing and catharsis. I hope this film inspires others to never give up even if you feel full of hurt or lost, because after the storm comes a rainbow. Depression, anxiety and mental illness are things we all need to talk about more, and there is no shame in asking for help. Making the decision to work on yourself is the bravest thing you can do. I hope this film helps bring light and love to everyone.”

The trailer for the film, which was released today, showcases a few of those vignettes, proving that Kesha has as powerful a visual flair as she does a musical gift. The color scheme of the film is as bright as the natural phenomenon it’s named after, and the vignettes will prove to be a powerful storytelling device as Kesha unfolds her story.

Kesha wrote the album while fighting a $50 billion lawsuit in court from Lukas “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, who allegedly raped and drugged her before launching the defamation suit against her. The legal battle lasted years, and Kesha is now embarking on a healing process which she is sharing with her fans through both her music and this film.

Kesha’s journey is one of heartbreak and ultimately hope. By sharing her experiences with the world, Kesha will normalize asking for help while dealing with trauma, rather than toughing it out on your own. The singer is proving to be not only a talented artist but a strong humanitarian, which is something the media never recognized about her prior to the album’s release.

“This album saved my life,” Kesha says in the trailer, a powerful reminder of the way art can help and heal while recovering from trauma. We at The Mary Sue stand with Kesha and cannot wait to see the entire film when it’s released by Apple Music.

(Source: The Hollywood Reporter; Image: Shutterstock)

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