It’s an exciting week for Kesha and her fans, a week that includes the release of “Tonight”, her much-anticipated latest track off of her fourth album ‘High Road’ (Kemosabe/RCA Records), which officially dropped January 1st, 2020.
Beginning with a few delicate bars of piano that lead into Kesha soulfully proclaiming that “tonight is the best night of our lives”, the new song undergoes a sudden morphing from heartfelt pop ballad into a dirty club-ready hip-hop ode to a wild night of throwing caution to the wind, living life to the fullest, losing your phone, and smuggling a bottle of wine in your purse.
“Tonight” is a tantalizing merger of the inspiring heart found on her last album ‘Rainbow’ with the signature gritty IDGAF swagger from her early releases. The song is destined to become a celebratory anthem and is the perfect sampling of what’s to come from the rest of the album. The album is a delicious mix of debaucherous odes to living life to the fullest, reflections on self-love, and folk-tinged moments embracing all that makes us human, High Road is the GRAMMYnominated popstar’s most eclectic collection to date. Whether discussing topics of self-identity, free love, best friendship, heartbreak or childhood longing, High Road expertly encompasses Kesha’s knack for heartfelt vulnerability, her wild-child energy, and oddball sense of humor all with major modern pop integrity.
It’s an album about not taking life too seriously, but it is done seriously well. For High Road, Kesha enlisted a diverse roster of collaborators/songwriters/producers including John Hill, Dan Reynolds, Stuart Crichton, Jeff Bhasker, Drew Pearson, Brian Wilson, Sturgill Simpson, Nate Ruess, Justin Tranter, Stint, Wrabel, and Pebe Sebert among others to help her make this celebratory chapter of her career a reality. Today’s album release follows last night’s incredible performance of “Resentment” on The Late Late Show with James Corden, and the recent announcement of her forthcoming North American spring tour.
Check out the tour dates for THE HIGH ROAD TOUR.