Kesha released a new song and announced her first new album in five years on Thursday.
The album, Rainbow, is due on August 11 and will feature a number of collaborations with other musical guests, including one unusual pairing — a duet with Dolly Parton.
Taste of Country reports that Parton and Kesha will team up to record Parton’s classic “Old Flames Can’t Hold a Candle to You.” The originally reached number one when released as the second single from Parton’s Dolly, Dolly, Dolly album in 1980.
While the duet may seem like an odd pairing, the song has a special history for Kesha. The musician’s mother, Rosemary Patricia “Sebe” Sebert, co-wrote the song. Kesha also previously recorded a solo acoustic rendition of the song on her 2013 Deconstructed EP.
Rainbow marks the first album for Kesha since she filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against producer Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald in 2015. The lawsuit prevented Kesha from releasing new recordings for the past two years. Gottwald, who has filed a defamation suit against Kesha’s attorney over the claims, is no longer the CEO of Kemosabe Records which will release Kesha’s new album in August.
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