Kesha fans can rejoice – not only is the rapper, singer and songwriter’s newest album set to release on Friday, she’s dropped another advance track with today’s release of the song, “Tonight.”
The music superstar’s fourth album, “High Road,” from Kemosabe/RCA Records, is the culmination of a lead-up that has included three – now four – singles and the announcement of a North American tour this spring. On Thursday, the eve of the album’s release, she’ll also hit the stage on “The Late, Late Show with James Corden” to perform the previously released track “Resentment,” giving fans one more bonus treat for a very eventful week.
The latest track begins with a delicate piano solo, leading into Kesha’s soulful vocals before transforming into something much wilder.
According to the press release:
“[The 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 when ‘High Road’ drops on Friday.”
“Tonight,” written by Kesha with Wrabel and Stint (who also produced the track), has been one of the new albums most highly anticipated tracks. Fans have been buzzing about it since it was featured in the album’s trailer, and a portion was heard in a video posted by a fan from a live event in LA a few months ago.
Previously released from “High Road” have been the raucous lead single “Raising Hell” (feat. Big Freedia, the self-empowered and tongue-in-cheek “My Own Dance,” and the heartbreaking country-crossover collaboration “Resentment” (feat. Sturgill Simpson, Brian Wilson and Wrabel).
You can listen to the new track below.