Her career may lie in the balance of a lawsuit against Sony and Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald, but Kesha isn't giving up on it.
In posts to her Instagram account, the singer known for hits like "Tik Tok" -- which broke a record as the best-selling single in one week by a female artist -- has been letting fans know that she's still hard at work writing music.
"Been writing all day," she captioned a photo posted early Thursday. "Can't sleep. Just up all day all night writing," she captioned an earlier image.
Whether she'll be able to record any of those new songs outside the studios of Dr. Luke's Kemosabe Records, an imprint of Sony, remains to be seen.
Since 2014, the singer (full name Kesha Sebert) has been legally battling the terms of her recording contract, which binds her to working with the label belonging to Dr. Luke, her alleged rapist and longtime abuser. She now refuses to work with him.
This week, Kesha's lawyers filed an appeal against the February 19 decision by New York Supreme Court Justice Shirley Kornreich denying the motion to free her from the contract. In the appeal, filed Saturday, Kesha's lawyers liked her deal with Sony to slavery.
"Although it recognized that ‘slavery was done away with a long time ago’ and that ‘[y]ou can’t force someone to work ... in a situation in which they don’t want to work,’ the Court’s ruling requiring Kesha to work for Gottwald’s companies, purportedly without his involvement, does just that. As the Court itself recognized, ‘[i]t’s slavery,'" her team wrote.