Kesha made her long-awaited, much-anticipated return to music last year with her third studio album Rainbow. On Monday, the queer singer-songwriter announced her documentary directorial debut Rainbow – The Film, in which she chronicles her grim struggle through one of the darkest times of her life.
The film, which will be released via Apple Music, features never before seen footage of the singer.
“I hope this film inspires others to never give up even if you feel full of hurt or lost, because after the storm comes a rainbow,” Kesha told Billboard. “Depression, anxiety and mental illness are things we all need to talk about more, and there is no shame in asking for help. Making the decision to work on yourself is the bravest thing you can do.”
The documentary is set to debut Aug. 10, one year after the release of her album of the same title, and will explore many of the same themes Kesha explored through the music — pain, suffering, and and eventual healing and resilience, with reference to her high-profile lawsuit against record producer Dr. Luke.
Kesha’s brother, Lagan Sebert, helped direct Rainbow – The Film alongside Kesha and Kevin Hayden. The trio previously documented Kesha’s behind-the-scenes moments on tour and in-studio in a series of “psychedelic vignettes.”
“I hope this film helps bring light and love to everyone,” Kesha said.