Kesha is all smiles in the clip, as she dances amid brightly colored flowers while wearing a bedazzled leotard. It’s soundtracked by the rerecorded version of “True Colors” -- the title track from Zedd’s 2015 album -- which finds Kesha singing triumphant lyrics like, “I won’t apologize/ for the light in my eyes/ Let me show you my/ my true colors.” The two previously teamed up for a live rendition of the song at Coachella less than two weeks ago.
“This is more than a song,” Kesha wrote to caption the video, before adding, “This is a declaration of my truth.”
Kesha’s collaboration with Zedd marks her first time back in the studio in the wake of her lawsuit against Sony and producer Dr. Luke, whom she’s accused of physically, sexually, and verbally assaulting her. A judge recently denied Kesha’s request to be released from her contract with Sony, which doesn’t allow her to work with other producers. However, Zedd clarified on Twitter on Thursday that Dr. Luke’s Kemosabe Records gave permission for “True Colors” to be released.
The full, official version of Kesha and Zedd’s “True Colors” drops Friday.