Kesha celebrated the release of her High Road album on Thursday night (Jan. 30) with a very trippy performance of “Resentment” on The Late Late Show with Wrabel. Instead of just singing the moving, country-tinged ballad in the traditional way, the singer took fans into another zone with a 360-degree fisheye lens effect that made her look both tiny and strangely huge at the same time.
Backed by just an acoustic guitar, three back-up singers and Wrabel on harmonies, Kesha moved across viewers’ screens in a semi-circle, shrinking back and pushing forward into the camera, her hand practically reaching out through the fourth wall as she sang the tune’s heartbreak chorus.
“I don’t hate you, babe, it’s worse than that/ ‘Cause you hurt me and I don’t react/ I’ve been building up this thing for months/ Oh, resentment,” she sang. The 16-track High Road dropped at midnight on all digital music services, featuring previously released tracks “Raising Hell” with Big Freedia, “My Own Dance,” “Tonight” and “Resentment,” whose recorded version features Beach Boys great Brian Wilson and Sturgill Simpson in addition to Wrabel.
Watch the “Resentment” performance below.