Whether you stand behind Kesha in her legal battle with Dr. Luke or you couldn’t care less, April 29th marked an important victory for the singer. Zedd released an edit of his song True Colors featuring vocals by Kesha, and a few minor tweaks to the lyrics that made them ring especially true to the struggle she’s been facing. You may recall that on February 19th, a judge rejected Kesha’s injunction that would allow her to record new music outside of Sony. Tons of celebrities spoke out in support of Kesha, including Zedd, who offered his help.
We’re glad to see so many people rally to support Kesha, and we’re also glad to hear the product of Zedd’s particular brand of support. If you listen closely there are a few very minor tweaks to the original lyrics that make this version feel much more personal to Kesha. She hasn’t released a single since being featured on Pitbull’s Timber in 2013, and although this is only one single, we feel that this is a huge step in the right direction.
According to Zedd’s Twitter, “Just to clarify: We didn’t use any loop holes. Kemosabe / RCA gave us permission to release this song!” So maybe more singles, and maybe even an album (dare we dream) with a producer other than Dr. Luke could be in Kesha’s near future. As supporters of women and human beings in general, we sure hope so.
The world got to meet this particular version of True Colors at Coachella 2016 during Zedd’s set. This was Kesha’s first performance since the February court ruling. If you’d like to show your support for Kesha as she continues her legal battle with Dr. Luke, one of the best ways to do that is to go purchase the song on iTunes. If not, consider sharing the song around. We liked True Colors the first time, but knowing Kesha’s story and hearing her sing lyrics like “I’ve escaped my capture, and I have no master” makes it that much more powerful.
What do you think about this new version of True Colors?