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Watch Kesha's Stunning Cover Of Marshmello and Khalid's Smash Hit 'Silence'

Her emotional rendition is definitely worth a listen.

In recent months, Kesha has been back on the music scene after nearly four years. In 2014, she went to rehab to fight an eating disorder and spent years fighting a harrowing legal battle with former mentor and producer Dr. Luke. But now, she's found strength in her struggle and channeled it into her music. In August, Kesha, who has shed the dollar sign from her name, released her third studio album, Rainbow. The album is much different than her previous two, but, in it, Kesha is unapologetically herself

"Rainbow is my letter of encouragement, a promise that I want to start a new dialogue and be more supportive and nicer to myself," she told Refinery29 back in August. Since then, Kesha has performed "Good Old Days" with Macklemore on The Ellen Showwent on tour for the first time since 2013, and launched a fundraising initiative to help children in foster care

Most recently, she made her way to BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge to give two powerful performances. 


With the help of her backup singers and band, Kesha performed a stripped-down version of "Learn to Let Go," one of the singles from Rainbow. And, like others musicians in Live Lounge before her, she also performed a cover. The Live Lounge has given us countless amazing covers from talented musicians like when Paramore took on Drake's "Passionfruit" or when Ed Sheeran performed "Touch" by Little Mix. But Kesha's cover of Marshmello and Khalid's hit track "Silence" is really something special. 

Considering the challenges Kesha has been through in recent years, the lyrics really hit home. "I found peace in your violence / Can't tell me there's no point in trying," she sang. "I'm at one / and I've been quiet for too long." Her emotional rendition is definitely worth a listen. 

You can check it out in the video below:

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