Friday saw new music releases from two of pop’s leading females. Kesha and Zedd dropped the full studio version of “True Colors,” and Rihanna surprised fans with a new Calvin Harris feature. Which song do you prefer?
Kesha and Zedd’s collaboration on “True Colors” was announced only three days ago. Since Calvin and Rihanna’s “This Is What You Came For” release hadn’t been announced yet, Zedd and Kesha had a chance at a #1 single, but it seems that chance is gone.
“True Colors” currently sits at #8 on the iTunes Top 10 with “This Is What You Came For” at #2, blocked from #1 by Beyoncé’s “Formation. Listen to the songs below, and vote to let us know which track you prefer!
“True Colors” was first released on Zedd’s 2015 album of the same name. Kesha became involved with the track when she performed with Zedd at Coachella earlier this month. The lyrics sound like a statement about how the world perceives Kesha’s career and what she’s willing to do to prove her talent and longevity in the business. While her cover of “True Colors” isn’t the real comeback fans hoped for, PopDust calls the track “emotive, raw and truly visceral.”
“This Is What You Came For” was announced less than 24 hours before the track was released online and to radio and is the third collaboration between Calvin Harris and Rihanna. The two previously worked on “We Found Love” and “Where Have You Been” from 2011’s Talk That Talk. USA Today speculates that the sudden release is a tactic to keep Rihanna hot on radio despite her January album, ANTI, lacking radio hits. Rihanna held the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 for 10 weeks after the release of “We Found Love.”
“True Colors” and “This Is What You Came For” are two very different tracks produced for different settings and moods, but that doesn’t make one ultimately better than the other. Which song do you prefer?