Kesha and Zedd are planning for the “Die Young” singer’s inevitable comeback; after their collaboration at Coachella, the DJ and producer shared photos on Twitter of the duo hard at work in a recording studio. Check them out below!
Kesha fans are quick to point out that Zedd may be taking a risk by working with Kesha at this stage in her lawsuit against her contract-holder, producer Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald. Dr. Luke has a way of making Kesha’s music disappear unless he produces it himself.
Even before Kesha publicly accused Dr. Luke of drugging and raping her, the producer was known for burying music Kesha wrote or recorded with other producers. Most recently, Kesha recorded a standalone single in late 2014 with a producer named Casey Dunmore, but Dr. Luke prevented its release (but you can find it online or listen below). More than 10,000 fans signed a petition in 2013 with hopes of separating Kesha from Dr. Luke for this behavior.
One solution — if the music is expected to drop before Kesha is clear of Dr. Luke — is to release their collaboration(s) without Kesha credited as the vocalist. That’s what Zedd did with a track called “True Colors” from his 2015 album of the same name, which Kesha performed with him at Coachella last week. You can watch and download the performance here. Some fans believe Kesha is the uncredited vocalist on the studio track.
Zedd and Kesha have been in talks since February to begin work on new music. Maybe by next February, we’ll have heard the magic they make together.