By Sydney Fromm
The fight for Kesha to work outside of the contract with Sony has gone on for far too long. She made a surprise appearance with Zedd at Coachella singing “True Colors.” Does this signify her return to the world of music? Apparently insiders at Sony have said that the company will be dropping “Dr” Luke Gottwald in the near future. For those of you who are not familiar with Kesha’s battle, Kesha is suing her producer for emotional, sexual, and physical abuse that she says, “nearly ended her life.”
All Kesha is asking, is that she be allowed to exit her contract with Sony and “Dr” Luke. She wants to make music and be free of the man that has made her life miserable. However the courts thus far have denied the artist her freedom. The main reason that Sony has even considered breaking Kesha free of her contract is the response from fans and fellow artists. There has been an immense backlash from the public towards Sony, “Dr” Luke, and the courts for how they have treated the artist.
Many artists have offered to help Kesha make new music and a play to record. Fans have even created a website, www.freekesha.com, that brings light to Kesha’s situation and how we can help the situation. There are several quotes from Kesha herself and many pieces of information that inform visitors to the site how to fight back against restriction on creative control.
When Kesha walked onto stage with Zedd during Coachella, it was a symbol not only of her fight but it showed us that music is a form of freedom itself. The lyrics of the chorus of the song “True Colors” even shows how serious Kesha is about her fight.
“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”
At this point the fight seems to be at a standstill, but the outlook is positive: freedom for Kesha.