As predicted, Kesha joined the massive EDM producer Zedd at Coachella Saturday night, in what was her first mainstream performance since she first filed suit against Dr. Luke. (She has performed smaller shows around Nashville and Los Angeles.)

Against a roiling backdrop of meteor-like visuals, the singer lent her vocals to “True Colors,” a cut from Zedd’s 2015 album of the same name, and one that she did not originally write or sing on (that credit goes to Tim James). The song, a dramatic and somewhat angsty joint that allowed Kesha to showcase the strength of her vocals sans effects (or raps), seemed to convey a truth about her own resolve. The lyrics:

All my life, one page at a time

I’ll show you my, my true colors

No, no no no I won’t apologize for the fire in my eyes

Let me show you my, my true colors, it ain’t no rainbow

A promise with the light, is broken by design

What we thought we knew, has been swallowed by the truth

It’s time to light the flame, right before it rains

I’m not afraid, I’m not

In the provisions of her contract currently under dispute, Kesha may not record new material with anyone but Sony producers and/or Dr. Luke, but can publicly perform covers as well as her old material, which is how, in December, she ended up doing country versions of her old hits at a Nashville club under the band name the Yeast Infection.


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