Kesha has always been our favourite hellraiser. Ever since rising from that empty bath in her “TiK ToK” music video – and scandalising half the world in the process – the singer has become known for a deliciously disruptive attitude. But now, on her new album Gag Order, the singer is changing pace, reflecting on a tumultuous period with the rawest record of her career – and you could be in with a chance of meeting her.
Dazed will be hosting an exclusive album listening event in London on Thursday, May 11 that will include brand new music and lyrical content from Gag Order, followed by a Q&A with Kesha and her creative director Brian Roettinger. An acclaimed graphic designer, Roettinger has worked on a number of high-profile campaigns with artists such as Jay-Z, St Vincent, Miguel and Mark Ronson.
The Rick Rubin-produced record has been preceded by two brand new tracks, “Eat the Acid” and “Fine Line”, with the singer describing her new sound as “post-pop”. The full album will be dropping May 19 and this Dazed event is the only chance you’ll have to peek behind the scenes before its official release.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Kesha opened up about the creative process, telling the publication, “I really dug into some of my uglier emotions and sides of myself that are less fun”, before adding that she felt like she was “giving birth to the most intimate thing [she’d] ever created.”
Sign up below for your chance to attend this exclusive event on Thursday, 11 May, 5pm-8pm, at Dazed Space, London.
Winners will be notified on Tuesday, 9 May.