Single Review: “True Colors” by Zedd & Kesha

Ask and you shall receive. Despite all of the negative press regarding Kesha and her lawsuit against mega producer and label head, Dr. Luke, fans were finally treated to an official release by Kesha since 2013’s “Timber,” with Pitbull.

Producer-DJ Zedd made well on his promise to create music with Kesha. Although instead of crafting a brand new, unheard of track, he opted for a re-released version of his latest album’s title track, “True Colors.” The song Kesha surprised week one Coachella fans with on April 16th.

Admittedly, the lyrics are perfectly suited for Kesha. Kesha wrote on her Facebook page, “this is more than a song. it’s a declaration of my truth #‎truecolors,” alongside a clip of the song. “This song’s message spoke to me so deeply that I knew I had to find my own interpretation and record it, to spread the beautiful message of personal empowerment.” Sadly the song doesn’t really go anywhere and features an odd sound effect on her vocals—no, not the usual auto tune we’re used to with her music—making Kesha seem like she is shouting rather than singing during the chorus.

Zedd and Kesha. That collaboration sounds stellar on paper. Though the outcome, “True Colors,” is lacking the magic that makes Zedd, Zedd, and Kesha, Kesha! Luckily there is a lot of media attention and hype surrounding Kesha at the moment, so perhaps that can propel this song temporarily. Although, let’s wait for a true collaboration between these two, thats where the massive hit lies.

Grade:
55/97

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