In February — in the midst of the Kesha/Dr. Luke trials that resulted in the musician not being freed from her Sony contract that ties her to the imprint run by the man she accused of raping her — EDM musician Zedd tweeted at Kesha, offering to help her produce a song. Following the trials, and following that initial public offer, Kesha surprised Coachella audiences by showing up and performing Zedd’s song “True Colors” with him. (A good live version can be heard on YouTube.)
Now, two weeks following their Coachella performance, Kesha has confirmed that she’s back in the studio — via an Instagram photo of her ostensibly singing new music into a studio mic:
Meanwhile, Zedd Instagrammed another somewhat similar studio photo:
…alongside the art for a single version of “True Colors” that features Kesha, and the words “Music can be freedom.” This version of the track, the post announces, is set for release this Friday, April 29:
Whether this means there’ll be more music from them remains to be seen — presumably it’s legal for Kesha to appear on a track by another artist (allegedly Dr. Luke doesn’t legally need to be present for her to record). Kesha recently wrote on Instagram that she’s been writing new work — so all seems very up in the air, with the exception of the imminent and seemingly certain release of “True Colors” on Friday.