Kesha has posted an image of herself on Instagram with the caption ‘been writing all day,’ sparking speculation of new music ahead.
The update comes as surprising news, as the pop star has been battling a lengthy and ugly legal battle with her previous producer, Dr. Luke. Kesha alleges that Luke raped and psychologically abused her since the age of 18.
The ugly warfare has crowded time for creative work, though this feels like a time-consuming fight to the finish. Dr. Luke point-blank denies the allegations, and claims Kesha is ‘manufacturing’ information to extricate herself from her Sony contract. The pop star denies those denials: just recently, Kesha fired back on her Facebook page, saying, ”This case has never been about a renegotiation of my record contract…this is about being free from my abuser.”
Raising some suspicions is that Kesha requested a withdrawal from her contract with Sony Music. But Manhattan Supreme Court judge Shirley Kornreich denied a preliminary injunction that would have allowed the singer to escape the Sony agreement.
The preliminary injunction was rejected on the basis that Sony has offered to arrange collaborations with other producers, a deal Kesha refused. On Monday, attorney Mark Geragos intensified efforts to break the Sony contract with an appeal, which reportedly commences this weekend.
As for now, it’s uncertain whether Kesha is just simply writing music in the hopes of getting release, or whether she’s ultimately open to Sony Music’s offer to coordinate collaborations with other producers. As for Dr. Luke, the embattled producer has been critical of not only the singer and her allegations, but the massive distractions from the hard work of hitting the studio and making good music.