Kesha Is Back in the Studio, Recording New Music With Zedd

Kesha and Zedd
Kesha and Zedd Frazer Harrison/Getty Images; Roy Rochlin/

She’s free! Kesha is back in the studio and recording new music with EDM producer Zedd after a judge ruled she couldn’t get out of her contract with her alleged abuser Dr. Luke’s Kemosabe Records.

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“ZEDD & KESHA – TRUE COLORS OFFICIALLY OUT: 4/29,” Zedd announced on Twitter on Wednesday, April 27. He also added in a second tweet, “Music can be freedom!”

It appears they were working on a remix featuring Kesha vocals, as the DJ has a track called "True Colors" on his second album. The two musicians performed the same song together earlier this month at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which was the pop singer’s first performance in several months.

The “TiK ToK” singer, 29, also took to Instagram on Tuesday, April 26, to share the news and tease the new song. “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–king beautiful person with a heart of gold @zedd #truecolors,” she captioned a black-and-white pic in the studio.

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Kesha has been involved in a protracted legal battle with Dr. Luke after she claimed he had been emotionally, physically and sexually abusive since she signed with him at age 18. She has begged to be released from the six-album contract with Kemosabe that binds her to her alleged abuser, but the court dismissed her claims and ruled that she must remain under contract. Due to the legal drama, she hasn’t released an album since 2012’s Warrior. Dr. Luke, who has worked with stars such as Kelly Clarkson and Miley Cyrus, has repeatedly denied the allegations of rape and abuse.

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The judge reportedly clarified that the “We R Who We R” songstress can still record music with other producers at the Kemosabe label, under the Sony umbrella, without Dr. Luke’s presence. Zedd took to Twitter on Wednesday afternoon to note that the duo didn't use any technicalities in order to collaborate on new music. 

"Just to clarify: We didn't use any loop holes. Kemosabe / RCA gave us permission to release this song!" he tweeted.

Back in February, Zedd offered his support to Kesha on Twitter. “Very very sorry to hear about the whole situation. I’ll be happy to produce a song for you if you want my help,” he wrote.

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