Anxiety can often feel that the person’s brain is playing tricks on them, and Kesha is starting to feel this at the highest level.
In a new interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, the singer-songwriter revealed that she once had such intense anxiety that she mistook it for a “psychotic crisis,” and stated that she has since turned to “spiritualism” to heal.
“I had this crazy psychedelic spiritual experience in the midst of anxiety… it was pure anxiety,” said Kesha, 36. But then when I was just starting to lean on him, I was like, ‘Well, it’s happening, so what am I going to do about it?’ I said.
He revealed that it is a song from his new album. Plug Arrangement inspired by the experience: “I had a whole psychedelic kind of trip while sober, and ‘Eat the Acid’ is being written about.”
“But after that I really started leaning in… I’m a triple Pisces, I love weird, inexplicable, ethereal, supernatural things,” Kesha continued. “After this happened to me, I fell completely down – the rabbit hole I’m in right now, just the supernatural but also different spirituality, different things people believe in. I’m just trying to read about it because I feel like we’re all talking about something similar.”
published last week Plug Arrangement She finds the “Tik Tok” artist in a particularly introverted realm when she sings about her mental health and past romantic relationships. Throughout the recording, he also appears to be talking about his ongoing legal battle with former collaborator Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald.
Kesha first sued the producer for sexual, emotional and physical abuse in 2014 and counter-sued the same year. His allegations were dismissed by a judge in 2016, but the defamation case against him will go to trial this summer, despite multiple appeals.
Since late last year, the “Praying” musician was discovered alongside filmmaker Riccardo Maddalosso – but elsewhere in his Apple Music interview he mentioned that it’s hard to trust romantic partners.
“There are people in my life that I trust a lot indirectly, so I’m very lucky for that. But it’s harder for me to trust completely in romantic relationships,” Kesha explained. “I’ll be honest with you. And yes, that’s something I’ve been working on. So I’m always working on myself because […] Selfishly, I want to be happy.”
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He then gave another detail Plug Arrangement In the lyrics of the song is an emotional ballad called “Happy” about the search for peace: “It’s just I want to be happy, I want to let go. I want to be free. I want to trust the process. Trust the Universe, all these things.”
“And I feel like I can’t stay in my childlike self. So there’s an element that I have to grow into,” the Grammy nominee added. “And I feel like this album totally documents the time I said, ‘Okay, I have to deal with some things — and I just have to go over it and it’s going to be really uncomfortable.’ It really helped me become a woman, and you know, you hear it all on the album.”
Kesha explained that such topics on the new album show how she’s grown and changed since she wrote the first hits that launched her career. “You hear you’re starting to finish going through these emotional phases that I’ve never let myself through before,” he said. “Girl who wrote ‘We R Who We R’, love yourself, okay, ‘Tik Tok’, ‘We’re having fun’, ‘Warrior’, I’m a real warrior. And in those moments of time, I felt [like,] ‘F— me, youth is wasted on youth.
Plug Arrangement It’s out now, and the full interview is on Apple Music on Thursday.
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