After days of teasing, Kesha’s first single in three years has arrived. Called “True Colors,” the collaboration with Zedd includes the defiant chorus: “All my life, one page at a time/ I’ll show you my, my true colors/ No, I won’t apologize for the fire in my eyes/ Let me show you my, my true colors/ It ain’t no rainbow.”
“It’s here!!!!” Kesha wrote on Twitter in announcing the track’s debut.
“True Colors” is a remix of Zedd’s original song of the same name, and the producer and DJ brought Kesha out onstage during his Coachella set earlier this month to play the new version for a live audience. The performance marked Kesha’s first public appearance since her February court case against Dr. Luke.
“It’s a miracle when someone gives you a chance at finding your voice again with no reason other than that he is a f—ing beautiful person with a heart of gold,” Kesha wrote on social media this week about Zedd.
The singer is still under contract with Dr. Luke’s Kemosabe Records and the RCA label group, and as Zedd explained in a tweet earlier this week, the pair received permission from those parties to record and release “True Colors.”
“Just to clarify: We didn’t use any loop holes,” Zedd wrote on Twitter. “Kemosabe / RCA gave us permission to release this song!”
Dr. Luke, who is embroiled in a legal battle with Kesha, responded to the DJ, writing, “Thanks for the clarification @Zedd …”
Kesha has accused Dr. Luke of abuse, allegations he has denied on numerous occasions, both in court and on social media (“I didn’t rape Kesha and I have never had sex with her,” he tweeted in February). Kesha was denied a preliminary injunction in February that would have released her from the recording contract with Dr. Luke and his company. This month, counterclaims made by Kesha were thrown out by a New York State Supreme Court judge. Kesha’s mother, Pebe Sebert, also dropped her counterclaims against Dr. Luke.
“The litigation with Dr. Luke has been a nightmare for Mrs. Sebert and her family. She has decided to move on and find peace and forgiveness in her heart rather than dwelling in the cancerous past of an ongoing lawsuit with no end in sight,” Sebert’s lawyer said in a statement.