Billboard describes lead single “Praying” as a “ballad that tears at your soul” while Consequence of Sound says “no other song in recent memory so perfectly embodies the way in which hope itself is a kind of triumph.” Other reviewers have highlighted songs including “Hymn,” a “powerful outsider anthem” (Rolling Stone); the “feminist battle cry” (Mic) of “Woman”; “Hunt You Down,” which PopCrush describes as “far more authentic than anything currently playing on country radio”; and “Learn to Let Go,” “the most carefree, uplifting song we’ve heard from her” (Jezebel).
Additional Praise for ‘Rainbow’:
New York Times: “On ‘Rainbow,’ Kesha nods to the past and roars into the future.”
USA Today: “Songs that see Kesha at her defiant, unbridled best.”
Billboard: “Kesha has the swagger for neo-glam, the grit for old-school soul, the pipes for power-balladry.”
Stereogum: “Kesha’s grand return is a smashing success.”