LISTEN: Kesha's first single after courtroom loss

LISTEN: Kesha's first single after courtroom loss

After three years, Kesha released a new single of personal empowerment despite the bitter end of her court battle with Sony Music.


In collaboration with acclaimed German producer DJ Zedd,  Kesha launches "True Colors,"  an unapologetic electro-pop ballad that's set to reintroduce her as the empowered pop star, instead of the courtroom victim.

However, the song is not entirely new. It's a actually cover of the producer's song in 2015.


In October 2014, Kesha filed sexual harassment charges, among other complaints of abuse, against producer Dr. Luke. She claimed that the producer not only manipulated her career against her best interests, but raped her too.

The pop star sought the court to release her from her contract with Kemosabe Records. However, in a court decision that angered countless supporters as well as fellow artists, the New York Supreme Court ruled against her request, forcing her to keep working with her alleged abuser.

Her new single was surrounded with speculations that she released new music without her producer's consent. However, in a tweet by Zedd, he said that they were not violating any contract.

"Just to clarify: we didn't use any loop holes. Kemosabe / RCA gave us permission to release this song," the DJ said in a tweet.

Dr. Luke, whose full name is Lukasz Sebastian Gottwald, responded to Zedd, thanking him "for the clarification."


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