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Kesha Teases First New Music Since Settling Dr. Luke Lawsuit: 'First Day I've Owned My Voice in 19 Years'

Kesha shared a snippet of what appears to be a new song on social media

<p>Rodin Eckenroth/Getty</p> Kesha in Los Angeles in May 2023

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Kesha in Los Angeles in May 2023

Kesha is back with new music.

On Wednesday, the "Take It Off" hitmaker, 37, announced her comeback with a teaser of what appeared to be a new track. “Freedom, I’ve been waiting for you. Everything’s changed now, we haven’t talked in a while," she sang in the clip shared on Instagram.

The singer previously teased the same lyrics during a night out with Kyle Richards and Morgan Wade. While the trio were waiting for the valet after dinner, the pop star held up a cardboard sign that read, "Freedom I've been waiting for you," alongside a heart.

"March 6, 2024. First day I've owned my voice in 19 years," the singer then wrote in an Instagram Story and X (formerly known as Twitter) post, before adding, "Welcome."

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Kesha also directed fans to a new website, as well as sharing two more professional photos on Instagram, showing her posing on a rock in picturesque surroundings while wearing a sheer white dress.

Kesha's return to music comes after she caught up with V Magazine for an interview published last month. The chat came just two months after she parted ways with record labels Kemosabe and RCA Records, as well as Vector Management, following the end of her legal battle with producer Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald in June 2023.

"I’ll say … to all my fans, all my animals, this has been a ride. I’ll say that there is a day — although I won’t say the day — but there is a day marked on my calendar when I am free to release music," Kesha said when asked what she wanted to "put out there into the world."

"So just know that she is out here in the woods writing and singing till four in the morning, ferociously. I am being a feral wild woman out here. So just know that," the musician, who released her last LP Gag Order in May 2023, added.

"I’ll say this: I’ve never felt happier, more excited, more at peace and had such a purpose in my entire life. And I feel like I have earned the right to be this happy for sure. So letting that be… I am loving every minute of what feels like a brand-new and very exciting chapter," Kesha said of her new music.

<p>JC Olivera/WireImage</p> Kesha in West Hollywood in March 2023

JC Olivera/WireImage

Kesha in West Hollywood in March 2023

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This is Kesha's first new music released since she and Gottwald, 50, agreed to resolve his defamation lawsuit out of court in June. The Grammy winner sued Gottwald nearly a decade before in 2014, accusing him of sexual, emotional and physical abuse.

Kesha previously sued Gottwald on claims that he drugged and sexually assaulted her in 2005. In 2016, Kesha's claims were dismissed by a judge. Gottwald again denied the allegations last year, and wished her "well" in his 2023 statement.

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At the time, Gottwald wrote, "While I appreciate Kesha again acknowledging that she cannot recount what happened that night in 2005, I am absolutely certain that nothing happened."

"Only God knows what happened that night. As I have always said, I cannot recount everything that happened," Kesha wrote in a statement. "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."

If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, please contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or go to rainn.org.

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