Kesha finally has a moment to breathe. Amidst rape allegations and law suits against producer Dr. Luke, the songbird, all but trapped in her record deal with Kemosabe Records/Sony Music, teams up with EDM mastermind Zedd for one important collaboration. True Colors, which originally appeared on his 2015 studio album of the same name, gets an emotive, raw and truly visceral overhaul. Lest you forget, Kesha is first and foremost a singer's singer; underneath all the drops and beats of most of her work, there is a voice longing to be heard.
"All my life, one page at a time, I'll show you my, my true colors," Kesha declares over a blanket of moody production, piercing through the drums with confidence and vulnerability. "No, no, I won't apologize for the fire in my eyes. Let me show you my, my true colors, it ain't your rainbow."
Later, she goes for the gut, "I've escaped my capture, and I have no master. And somehow it's like I've waited all my life..."
For the record, Zedd clarified how the two were able to record and release the song. "We didn't use any loop holes. Kemosabe / RCA gave us permission to release this song!" the producer tweeted earlier this week. Zedd and Kesha first debuted the collaboration at this year's Coachella festival.
Grab True Colors now on iTunes.
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