The Profound Comeback of Kesha
Although Kesha said she would continue to fight for her freedom in NYC, her focus has largely been turned back on her music.
In January 2017, Kesha did just one final interview about the whole legal battle, calling it a "mind f*ck." Shortly thereafter, she released a joint single called "True Colors" with Zedd. Around the same time, in March 2017, Kesha attempted to amend the lawsuit once more. For the third time, she sought freedom from her contract. The court denied her request.
Then, in July, Kesha released her first solo single in four years. "Praying" was obviously a culmination of everything she'd been through with Dr. Luke, but there was no explicit mention of him. Shortly thereafter, in August, Kesha released her third studio album, Rainbow. While it marked a true triumph for the singer, the album's success benefits Dr. Luke.
As it now stands, Kesha continues to pursue the music. At the Grammy Awards in January 2018, she performed "Praying" with a group of powerful women including Cyndi Lauper, Andra Day, Camila Cabello, Alessia Cara, and the women of the Resistance Revival Chorus. She was introduced with a powerful speech from Janelle Monáe, who spoke about the Time's Up Initiative. Suffice it to say, she sent a powerful message to Dr. Luke and the music world at large.
As it stands now, Kesha still owes Sony Music two more albums under her current contract with Dr. Luke. We'll just have to wait and see if that fact changes in the future.