Everything you need to know about Kesha's new album 'Gag Order'

Kesha may be under a gag order of sorts due to her ongoing legal battle with former producer Dr. Luke, but she's not letting that stop her from speaking out on her new album. On April 25, the "Praying" singer announced "Gag Order," her fifth studio album and first since 2020's "High Road."

Kesha previously told Bustle that her ghost-hunting adventures captured in her documentary Kesha the Conjuring served as inspiration for her then-unfinished fifth album. " Calling Kesha completely 100% dictated the direction of my music, and my experiences have definitely been woven into the lyrics and tapestry of the new record," she said, noting that a specific "crazy beautiful experience" formed the basis for what is now being It's called a gag order.

A statement about the project reads that "Gag Order" promises to be "an album unlike anything she has created in her career to date." Executive produced by Kesha and co-produced by Rick Rubin, she even created a whole new genre, describing Gag Order as "post-pop."

Here's everything you need to know about gag orders .

Gag order issuance date

"Gag Order" will be released on May 19th. Kesha also shared the disturbing "Gag Order" album cover, which simply shows her suffocating in a plastic bag. Two new songs, "Eat the Acid" and "Fine Line," will be released on April 28, ahead of the album's full release.

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What is a gag order?

A press release describes Gag Order as "a dense collection that is like a stream-of-consciousness journey through the psychedelic, dark depths of the human psyche, finally arriving at the surface bathed in a cleansing glow." Kay Shah elaborated on this in an interview with Rolling Stone , explaining that her beloved Siamese cat, Mr. Peep, gave her "truly beautiful, terrifying and intense feelings by giving her the headphones at just the right time." Spiritual Awakening”. "I totally thought I was having a nervous breakdown," she recalled. "I called my therapist and my doctor. They all said, 'Oh, you have a spiritual awakening. Yay! Good job.'"

"Eat the Acid" tells the story of that life-changing night that ultimately formed the basis of this record.

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The album title was partly inspired by her legal issues with Dr. Luke, which she was legally unable to speak about in depth. “I feel like the implicit gag order has been in place for a long time,” she said. "Due to my ongoing litigation pending, I cannot speak freely because I know everything I say will be scrutinized." However, she came close in "Fine Line," according to Rolling Stone , in which 's lyrics cry out for "all the doctors and lawyers who cut my tongue out of my mouth."

Gag order track list

Kesha hasn't revealed the tracklist for "Gag Order" yet, but she did talk about a few tracks in an interview with Rolling Stone . In addition to "Eat the Acid" and "Fine Line," other tracks include "Living in My Head," "Only Love Can Save Us Now," "Too Far Gone," "All I Need Is You," and the album's The ending is "happy".

This article will be updated as more details about the gag order are released .