It was only a matter of time before Kesha, no longer Ke$ha, made a post Dr. Luke tune and for this debut, she chose to partner with Zedd. The track is heavy and filled with overt references to the conflict that recently went down with her ex-producer Dr. Luke, but we kind of knew this was coming.
The track is a massive departure from her early dance-pop cuts like "Tik Tok" and "Blah Blah Blah" with lyrics that have a bit more substance than cheap pop provocation. Is this truly the artist as she always wanted to be? Maybe, and Zedd was probably the best choice for her to collaborate with in this "phoenix rising from the ashes" comeback.
You can definitely hear Kesha's much broader range and sensitivity on "True Colors" and it's also the sound of an artist maturing. The song is what it is, a pop ballad with some very sensitive undertones and some nice and safe production from the talented Zedd.
It's nice to know there was something deeper there, and she is now free to be the artist that she really wants to be. Make up your own mind but Kesha is not quitting because of a little legal trouble.