You'll Be Able to Hear Kesha's New Music Sooner Than Expected, Sony Says

Singer is currently embroiled in a legal battle with producer Dr. Luke

By McKenna Aiello Oct 22, 2016 5:50 PMTags
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Kesha might have found a light at the end of the tunnel that is her messy legal battle against Dr. Luke

In a statement released to Buzzfeed, Sony says fans can expect to hear the "Die Young" songstress' new album just over the horizon: "Creating a new album takes time, and everyone's goal is to deliver a high quality album consistent with Kesha's past releases. We hope to share exciting new music with Kesha's fans soon."

The latest turn in her otherwise gridlocked career is a seemingly positive development, because for nearly four years, Kesha has remained bound to Dr. Luke and his Kemosabe label under Sony Music. In 2014, Kesha brought sexual assault allegations against sued the music producer, and despite being allowed to perform select events like the 2016 Billboard Music Awards, Kesha has yet to release new music while the case persists. 

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In early August, Kesha she filed to dismiss her sexual assault lawsuit against Dr. Luke in California, though continues to pursue an appeal as well as other legal claims in the New York courts.

At the time, Kesha's legal counsel told E! News in a statement, "Kesha is focused on getting back to work and has delivered 28 new songs to the record label. We have conveyed to Sony and the label Kesha's strong desire to release her next album and single as soon as possible."

The 29-year-old's lawyer is not convinced by Sony's claim, telling Buzzfeed that Kesha still faces a long uphill battle. "Kesha has been trying for six months to record and release new music," Daniel Petrocelli said. "Only in the last month, after our last court hearing, has any progress been made, but it is hardly enough. Kesha still has received no commitments on promotion, songs, or even a release date."

Mid-October saw a win for Kesha's legal team, as a New York judge granted her request to seal her medical records in order "to insulate her from unnecessary embarrassment." 

According to the legal documents obtained by E! News, Kesha's attorney James Pearl stated more than 900 pages of the star's sensitive records—"including gynecological, psychiatric, and rehabilitation records going back more than ten years"—were provided to the court.

While the Sony parties agreed to a protective order of confidentiality, according to Pearl's argument, Dr. Luke rejected the request and allegedly claimed he had a right to use her records with the public and media "without condition." 

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