It’s been a minute, but Kesha has finally released a new track – and it’s been worth the wait.
The track, and a dramatic video, were released today, alongside news that a whole new album will be with us in a month.
The star has been involved in an ugly legal battle with Dr. Luke since 2014, when she filed a suit against her producer, alleging sexual assault and battery which he has denied. Kesha hoped to dissolve her contract with Dr. Luke as a result of the suit, and early this year the singer claimed that the partnership has prevented her from releasing new music. No information has been released about what has happened to allow Kesha to release the new track or album.
The song was co-written by Kesha, Ryan Lewis (of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis fame), Ben Abraham and Andrew Joslyn; Lewis produced the track.
On the forthcoming album, country icon Dolly Parton guests on a cover of her 1980 country hit Old Flames Can’t Hold a Candle to You. The track was co-written by Kesha’s mother Pebe Sebert, who also has other songwriting credits the album.
Kesha penned an essay in Lenny about the struggles she’s faced in recent years.
Well, you almost had me fooled
Told me that I was nothing without you
Oh, but after everything you’ve done
I can thank you for how strong I have become
‘Cause you brought the flames and you put me through hell
I had to learn how to fight for myself
And we both know all the truth I could tell
I’ll just say this is I wish you farewell
I hope you’re somewhere praying, praying
I hope your soul is changing, changing
I hope you find your peace
Falling on your knees, praying