Dr. Luke Pities Kesha? Allowed Her To Record ‘True Colors’ With Zedd?

Dr. Luke Pities Kesha? Allowed Her To Record ‘True Colors’ With Zedd?
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With the release of Kesha and Zedd’s version of “True Colors” on Friday, many might have been asking why it was made possible considering that the former is still under Dr. Luke’s record label.


How did it happen? Did the producer just have so much pity on the singer that he allowed her to record a song with the DJ?

According to Billboard, the 29-year-old rapper’s collaborative song with Zedd is her first project since her legal battle against Dr. Luke, Lukasz Gottwald in real life.

It was clarified, though by Zedd himself, that no “loop holes” were ever employed for the new cover of his song by Kesha to materialize.

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“Just to clarify: We didn’t use any loop holes,” the German EDM DJ posted on Twitter on Wednesday. “Kemosabe / RCA gave us permission to release this song!”

Following this tweet, Dr. Luke replied, “Thanks for the clarification @Zedd …”

Amid the fact that the label leader was not directly involved in the production of “True Colors,” Billboard noted that Kemosabe Records, which he heads, actually was.

Accordingly, apart from Zedd’s Interscope and Sony Music’s RCA, the track was also released in collaboration with Kemosabe, where she is signed in as an artist until now.

In the meantime, Los Angeles Times pointed out in its report that Kesha worked with Zedd in “True Colors,” and not with Dr. Luke, but she never was a renegade, as some might have thought of.

While performing “True Colors” at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival earlier this month, her voice reportedly reflected of a strong stance towards telling everyone, “I’m back!” especially with how she rendered it with so much soul and emotions.

“I won’t apologize for the fire in my eyes,” the lyrics of Zedd’s original song stated as if reportedly coming from Kesha’s heart. “Let me show you my true colors / It ain’t your rainbow.”

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  • HeyYou

    I was really happy that she was back and even though I am not that familiar with her past releases, this was really good. I am more familiar with Zedd’s work and was really glad to see him reach out, I am sure they will really benefit from each other’s talents. Though after reading this, I am really concerned that she is going to be stigmatized in one way or the other. Now I am really wondering if she will ever be allowed to recover. Granted if she does want to use what she went through to help others, more power to her.