The first weekend of Coachella 2016 was full of guest appearances from Bernie Sanders introducing Run The Jewels to Kanye West joining Diplo and Skrillex for Jack U's headlining set. One of the most magical of these moments was hands-down when Kesha joined Zedd onstage for a soulful rendering of the electro-house producer's track "True Colors" off his most recent album.
The duet marks the first time Kesha has performed under her given name sincer her ongoing legal battle against Sony and her former producer and alleged abuser Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald began, MTV reports.
Zedd, who has shown his support of Kesha throughout the lawsuit by offering to produce for her, said "This is a really special moment for me" before introducing the singer to the stage. Watch the whole performance below.
The guest appearance wasn't quite a surprise, as rumors of the singer's attendance at the Indio, California event surfaced even before she boarded the plane to get there. She had also hinted that something "magical" was brewing via her own Instagram.
After Zedd's set, both artists' social media accounts were full of behind-the-scenes snapshots of the pair celebrating. In light of the German producer's recent heartfelt tweets offering to produce music for the singer, their camaraderie at Coachella seems promising.
— Zedd (@Zedd) April 17, 2016
Although the "Tik Tok" singer has been kept out of the studio and away from performing as herself due to court proceedings, she recently announced her return to the stage, AV Club reports. Previously, she performed a free show in Nashville with her newly-formed band Yeast Infection.
The Coachella performance is just the beginning of the star's comeback since going to court. In May she's set to play Nashville's Dylan Fest, which is honoring the folk legend's 75th birthday and the 50th anniversary of Blonde On Blonde, alongside Emmylou Harris and Kurt Vile among others. After that, she has a few other dates scheduled, but nothing close to a real tour yet.