Dr.Luke could have blocked the record but simply declined and allowed the song to come out. This new track is particularly significant following New York Supreme Court Justice Shirley Kornreich's decision in February to deny Kesha's request for a preliminary injunction that would have allowed her to record new music without the involvement of Dr. Luke and his Kemosabe Records label. The attempt was shut down with one of the reasons being the insistence that any work done would be without Luke's involvement which neither Sony or Luke just would settle for.
In the days following the judgment, Zedd reached out to Kesha on Twitter and offered to produce a song for her, which led to recording sessions, a surprise appearance by Kesha during Zedd's Coachella set last weekend and, now, a new track. But while Luke may not have personally been involved, Kemosabe Records still is: the track was released by Interscope (Zedd's label), RCA (the Sony Music subsidiary to which Kesha is signed) -- and Kemosabe, which still has Kesha under contract.
The effect of "True Colors" being released has already seen the song shoot up to No.3 on Billboard's Trending 140 chart within first 11 hours of release. If the song makes waves could be a great look for Kesha to showcase her commercial artist star power again. End of day she is back to releasing music which we are all happy to hear!