Kesha announces new single ‘Praying’ amid Dr. Luke legal battle

Kesha is making her long-awaited return to pop music.

The “TiK ToK” singer, 30, announced that she’s set to release a new track, “Praying,” on Thursday, her first new cut in nearly five years.

“Animals, I have a surprise for you,” she said Wednesday in a Twitter video dedicated to her fans, who call themselves “Animals.”

“Your support and love and kindness has gotten me through hands down the hardest time of my entire life. My new song, ‘Praying,’ is coming out tomorrow, and I couldn’t have done this without you. I f—king love you,” she said.

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Kesha announced the news with a Twitter video Wednesday.

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The tune is reportedly co-written by Ryan Lewis, best known for his work with Macklemore, and could be the first track announced off of a potential album titled “The Beginning.” Kesha has yet to confirm she has an album in the works, but posted a colorful array of photos on Instagram Tuesday that hinted at a possible album cover.

The news comes as a welcome foray back into the spotlight for the pop star, who has been caught in an ongoing legal battle against her former producer Dr. Luke since 2014.

Kesha has repeatedly tried to cut ties with both Dr. Luke and Sony over claims that Luke sexually harassed her, and each side has filed multiple lawsuits.

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Kesha announced she’ll release a new single, “Praying,” Thursday.

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It’s unclear if the song will be released on the Sony-affiliated RCA Records, but Kesha still appears on the label’s website.

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“Praying” will be the singer’s first new material since the 2013 EP “Deconstructed.” In 2015, she collaborated with Zedd on his single “True Colors.”

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