Vincent Haycock

Kesha has released ‘Only Love Can Save Us Now’, the third single from her highly anticipated fifth studio album ‘Gag Order’.

The song is an upbeat banger that sees Kesha sing about being at a point of total “freedom” in her life.

“I would kill for secrets / All of mine been leaking / I don’t got no shame left / Baby, that’s my freedom,” she declares on the track.

The chorus of ‘Only Love Can Save Us Now’ is an exhilarating experience from start to finish and shows that Kesha has never lost her ability to make industrial strength bops on the level of OG fan favourites such as ‘Your Love Is My Drug’ and ‘We R Who We R’.

She previously released ‘Fine Line’ and ‘Eat the Acid’ as the first two official singles from ‘Gag Order’, which is scheduled for release on 19 May.

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The album’s artwork shows the singer with a plastic bag over her head as if she is being choked.

Fans believe the record is somewhat inspired by her ongoing legal battle with controversial music producer Dr. Luke, who Kesha has accused of physical, sexual and emotional abuse – something he has denied.

It marks Kesha’s first release since ‘High Road’ in 2020, which features collaborations with Big Freedia and Wrabel, among others.

“Gag Order is an album that finds the GRAMMY-nominated pop star, Kesha, excavating the deepest recesses of her soul to date,” its description reads.

“The record, which Kesha has labelled ‘post-pop’ and was produced by Rick Rubin, is a full-bodied collection that flows like a stream of conscious journey through the psychedelic dark depths of the human psyche followed by basking in the cleansing light when finally reaching the surface.”

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Throughout her career, Kesha has scored four number one singles in the US, two number one albums and even earned herself two Grammy nominations.

Her debut single, ‘Tik Tok’, spent nine weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 and is one of the best-selling songs of all time with sales of more than 18 million copies.

‘Gag Order’ is out on 19 May and you can stream ‘Only Love Can Save Us Now’ below or by clicking here.