Kesha: “Why have I been abandoned by everyone and everything I’ve ever known?”
[JACQUES] Kesha is back with ‘Rainbow’
her first album in nearly five years.
It’s a strong, personal and defiant body
of work that is sure to satisfy her waiting fans.
The hiatus is due in part to her
ongoing legal battle with record producer and longtime partner, Dr. Luke.
Luke first signed Kesha back in 2005 when she was only 18 years old.
Dr. Luke is one of pop music’s
most successful producers with 40 Billboard
Top 10 songs to his name.
Kesha is currently signed to Dr. Luke’s former label, Kemosabe Records,
an imprint of Sony Music.
Luke stepped down as CEO in April of this
year after Sony declined to renew his contract.
Luke still benefits financially from his stake
in the company.
In a 2014 lawsuit, Kesha alleged that Luke “sexually, physically, verbally
and emotionally abused” her.
Luke has denied these allegations and filed
a countersuit for defamation.
Kesha also claimed that Luke was
preventing her from releasing new music.
She was denied an injunction in March 2017
that would have allowed her to work with other
labels and producers outside Kemosabe.
However, it appears ‘Rainbow’ did receive Luke’s blessing.
A rep for Kemosabe told the New York Times that the album was quote:
The release of ‘Rainbow’ may be a minor victory for the 30-year old singer,
but Dr. Luke still stands to profit off of
According to the album liner notes,
all the songs belong Dynamite Cop Music/Where Da Kasz At,
publishing properties owned by Dr. Luke.
Kesha appears to address the controversy on ‘Rainbow.’
Several songs contain lyrics that seem to
allude to her battle with Dr. Luke
This case is still in the preliminary phases
and a trial is unlikely until 2018.
On the bright side, at least Kesha was able
put something out because her fans have been
waiting for a very long time.
I’m Jacques Morel with Genius News
bringing you the meaning and the knowledge behind the music.