Now Hear This: Santigold’s New Video, #FreeKesha And More!
This week in entertainment news, we’ve got a look at Santigold’s new innovative music video, Weird Al tour dates, a look at Kesha’s case against Sony Music and Dr. Luke and more!
You Are The Star of Santigold’s New Video!
Today, Santigold’s new album 99c comes out, and to celebrate she’s got a brand new video — not the one above, that’s a couple months old. We didn’t embed the new video because we can’t — it’s just too awesome. Also, it requires going to the dedicated website for the video — because it takes control of your webcam and integrates your face in the video! How cool is that? The video only works in Google Chrome, but it’s pretty cool… and the track, “Can’t Get Enough Of Myself” is a retro-inspired neo-R&B jam that’s a must-hear. But then, you knew that — Santigold’s always a must-hear.
Everything You Need To Know About Kesha’s Lawsuit
Kesha’s battle with Sony Music is the biggest music story this week. If you somehow missed all of the details, Kesha sued Sony Music, asking to be released from her contract due to the clause that says she can only work with producer Dr. Luke — whom Kesha says abused her. Last week, the judge in the case denied Kesha’s injunction because Sony Music had spent $60 million promoting her — Judge Shirley Kornreich said, “My instinct is to do the commercially reasonable thing.” Kesha has also said she would be open to continuing a relationship with Sony if Dr. Luke were not involved.
Again, we remind you that according to Kesha, Dr. Luke drugged and raped her when she was 18 and continued to abuse her throughout their working relationship. (There’s also the fact that Dr. Luke also helped engineer her “hard drinking party girl” image, which, you know, just sayin’.)
This week, Dr. Luke and his lawyers denied everything, accusing Kesha of lying to gain sympathy. Meanwhile, Dr. Luke deleted a potentially incriminating photo from his Instagram. Kesha spoke out as well about the ruling, and many artists have come forward to support Kesha, including some artists who’ve worked with Dr. Luke. Kelly Clarkson, whose “Since U Been Gone” was Dr. Luke’s first success, tweeted this:
Trying 2 not say anything since I can’t say anything nice about a person… so this is me not talking about Dr. Luke https://t.co/lLhtUHbmgG
— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) February 19, 2016
Miley Cyrus, who worked with Dr. Luke on “Wrecking Ball” has in the past said she refused to work with him again and also shared an Instagram post of Fiona Apple holding an anti-Dr. Luke sign:
Meanwhile, Taylor Swift (who has never worked with Dr. Luke) gave Kesha $250,000 to help with costs, Jack Antonoff of fun. has offered to work with Kesha on music to be “leaked”, and Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips asked if he could leak any of the material from the shelved “Lip$ha” collaboration.