Kesha’s gag order tops this week’s new music poll.
Music fans voted in a poll published Friday (May 19) on Billboard, choosing the pop singer’s fifth album as their favorite new music release of the past week.
Gag Order brought in more than 68% of votes, beating out new music from Post Malone (“Mourning”), Bad Bunny (“Where She Goes”), Lewis Capaldi (Broken by Desire to Be Heavenly Sent), Ketramin (Ketramine). ), and others.
Kesha’s 13-track collection is the singer’s long-awaited follow-up to 2020’s High Road. The Rick Rubin-produced set was preceded by twin lead singles “Fine Line” and “Eat the Acid”, both of which demonstrate a drastic evolution from her early 2010s days as pop’s carefree party girl.
Prior to the album’s release, Kesha also dropped the frantic “Only Love Can Save Us Now,” which hits the senses as equal parts country, rap, and gospel confessional.
In an interview with Rolling Stone when she announced the album, the star confessed, “I think giving birth is the most intimate thing I’ve ever done.” “I really dug into some of my ugliest feelings and the sides of myself that are less fun. Being vulnerable is scary. The fact that I’ve compiled an exhaustive record of these feelings, of anger, insecurity, worry, sadness, pain, regret, is all so nerve-racking – but it’s also so healing.
Behind Gag Order on the poll is the “Other” category, with 11% of the vote, Post Malone’s “Heartbreak” with 8% of the vote, and Bad Bunny’s “Where She Goes”, with nearly 7% of the vote.
Check out the final results of this week’s New Music Releases poll below.