At Coachella this year, Kesha made a surprise appearance during Zedd’s performance. There, they premiered a new song, which was titled “True Colors.” And, no, it’s not a cover of the classic. People erupted — Kesha hadn’t made any new music in years! And now, it’s been released officially, and it’s pretty great.
The song is the first single to have Kesha’s name attached since Pitbull’s 2013 song, “Timber,” due to her legal battle with Dr. Luke, whom she accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting her. Kesha had filed an injunction to have the contract nullified, but it was thrown out, and so she is still currently under contract with Luke’s label, Kemosabe, which is owned by Sony.
The track itself is a triumphant-sounding thing, and Kesha singing “I’ve escaped my capture, and I have no master” over top of a pulsating drum beat. Her words are maybe premature as far as her actual contract goes, though, as Zedd confirmed via Twitter that the song was released with approval from Dr. Luke and Kemosabe.
Listen to the song below. Kesha called it a “declaration of truth.”