Kesha is crafting a comeback with help from several A-list producers.
UPDATE // DECEMBER 21:
Ah ha! We previously speculated Kesha was recording with either Max Martin or Greg Kurstin, but turns out the “Animal” singer is currently collaborating with Ricky Reed (and Justin Tranter).
Reed posted a video to social media showing off L.A.’s fantastic sunset on Tuesday, but by doing so he gave us a glimpse of Tranter, who is responsible for much of Selena Gomez’s Revival and Britney Spears’ Glory albums, and Kesha’s voice can be heard in the background.
If you’re unfamiliar with Reed, he’s responsible for producing Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty” and “Wiggle,” Jessie J’s “Burnin’ Up,” Icona Pop’s “Emergency” and Meghan Trainor’s “No.”
Kesha is in the studio with Justin Tranter and Ricky Reed pic.twitter.com/vaXAkNHsak
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EARLIER // DECEMBER 20:
Kesha is crafting quite the comeback with help from an A-list producer.
The pop star is still figuring out where she stands in her legal battle with Dr. Luke, but in the mean time, she’s hard at work on a new studio album with RCA and another Sony subsidiary facilitating the process along with Kemosabe staff to ensure Dr. Luke is seemingly out of the picture. She’s reportedly already handed over 28 new songs, and has many more in the works.
On Monday (Dec. 19), the singer took to Instagram and revealed she’s collaborating with a major producer, but didn’t clarify who.
“off to the studio with a friend and crossing my fingers he wins the Grammy for producer of the year this year!!!!,” she wrote with a couple of champagne emojis and the hashtags, “#shhhhhh #secretawesomesongs.”
Benny Blanco, Max Martin, Greg Kurstin, Nineteen85 and Ricky Reed are nominated at the 2017 for Producer of the Year, so it has to be one of them. Fans have an inkling she’s teaming with Martin, the mastermind behind some of the biggest pop songs in the last 20 years. However, Kesha has worked with Kurstin for much of her career (“Animal”).
[My new songs] “showcase my vulnerabilities as a strength and not as a weakness,” Kesha recently told Billboard at the Woman In Music event earlier this month. “In the past, I always felt like I was trying to prove something. Now, I’m writing what I want to share with the world, rather than trying to give the world what it wants. For better or worse, I’m just me.”