Kesha Releases First Song ‘Joyride’ Since Dr. Luke Lawsuit – Hollywood Life

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Kesha performs at OUTLOUD Music Festival at 2024 WeHo Pride
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The occasion doesn’t begin till Kesha walks in, and the 37-year-old pop singer kicked off the 4th of July with a brand-new tune. Her newest bop, “Joyride,” is the primary single that Kesha has launched since she settled her lawsuit in opposition to file producer Dr. Luke. In the brand new monitor, Kesha revisits her preliminary pop roots.

“Are you a man? ‘Cause I’m a bitch / I’m already rich, just looking for that (Mm) / This party sucks, I’m ’bout to ditch,” Kesha sings within the first verse, earlier than she takes a flip within the refrain, which fits, “Rev my engine ’til you make it purr / Keep it kinky, but I come first / Beep-beep, bitch, I’m outside / Get in, loser, for the joyride.”

The “get in, loser” lyric seemingly refers back to the well-known Mean Girls line from Regina George, who says, “Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.”

The enjoyable dance monitor comes a decade after Kesha accused Dr. Luke in 2014 of drugging and sexual assaulting her. She additionally claimed on the time that this prompted her to develop an consuming dysfunction. Dr. Luke denied her allegations and countersued Kesha. In 2016, a decide dismissed the entire “Cannibal” singer’s abuse allegations, citing that the claims have been exterior of the statute of limitations.

Kesha and Dr. Luke’s unstable authorized battle went on for years till they got here to an settlement final yr. In June 2023, the previous music collaborators launched statements, asserting the tip of their brutal dispute.

“Only God knows what happened that night,” Kesha stated in her assertion, referring to the alleged evening that she was assaulted. “As I have always said, I cannot recount everything that happened. I am looking forward to closing the door on this chapter of my life and beginning a new one. I wish nothing but peace to all parties involved.”

For his half, Dr. Luke continued to disclaim the “Blow” singer’s allegations, saying in his assertion, “While I appreciate Kesha again acknowledging that she cannot recount what happened that night in 2005, I am absolutely certain that nothing happened. I never drugged or assaulted her and would never do that to anyone. For the sake of my family, I have vigorously fought to clear my name for nearly 10 years. It is time for me to put this difficult matter behind me and move on with my life. I wish Kesha well.”

In December 2023, Kesha formally left Dr. Luke’s label, Kemosabe Records, after dropping her album Gag Order, which she was contractually obligated to launch together with his label.

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