Sony Music Confirms That They Are Working To Release A New Kesha Record
Several months ago, it was reported that Kesha submitted over two dozen songs to Sony Records in an effort to get back to work and get her career back on track.
That was August and as we’re heading into November, we finally have an update as to where things are at with Kesha’s junior album.
In a profile done by the New York Times, Kesha’s lawyer has given fans an update as to where her next record is at and Sony Records has even acknowledged a timeline on when they’d like to see the album hit stores.
“Kesha has been trying for six months to record and release new music,” Daniel Petrocelli, a lawyer for Kesha, said in a statement. But he said that progress had been made only in the last month, adding: “It is hardly enough. Kesha still has received no commitments on promotion, songs or even a release date. We hope things turn around fast.”
Sony Music and Dr. Luke’s team insisted the album is in development, with representatives for RCA, another Sony subsidiary, facilitating the process along with Kemosabe staff — and without Dr. Luke’s direct involvement. A list of outside producers has been approved, they said, and a recording schedule was in the works.
“Creating a new album takes time, and everyone’s goal is to deliver a high-quality album consistent with Kesha’s past releases,” Sony said in a statement. “We hope to share exciting new music with Kesha’s fans soon.”
While it’s great that both parties have taken the next step into working on putting music out that will fulfill Kesha’s artistic vision and her fan’s wishes, it doesn’t look like an agreement is in sight. Kesha & Dr. Luke are due to go to trial next year which could only further delay things.
However, every time something is publicly stated in the press about a new Kesha album there seems to be a small update on its status. Could the trial actually have a positive effect on the singer’s desire to release new music? Time will tell, but with Kesha on tour and Sony willing to release a record the return of Kesha is finally in sight.