Riding Solo: Dawn Richard – ‘Redemption’

Blazing a trail of lusty fire with sounds that hover between sensual bedroom enchantment to sonorously thumping nightclub dance floor knockouts, multi platinum singer/songwriter, DAWN, is simultaneously sizzling hot and electronic music’s baddest bitch on the block. The delightful emergence of the former Bad Boy Records, Danity Kane, divas dexterous and multifaceted capabilities shine throughout her latest sultry banger, “Not Above That”, with celestial grace. The artistically aesthetic charm throughout Dawn’s futuristic lyrical video for “Not Above That” injects viewers with ethereal alchemy while soaring through sublime chromatic dynamite. Dawn’s fearless symmetry of expression is stimulating the senses of her audience through deeply personal lyricism that is blended with a poetic touch that naturally derives a receptive reaction. The sultry songbird rocked the world with buoyant energy and embarked on a Dance/Hip-Hop/R&B journey through her recent release and third solo album, ‘Redemption’, which is a sonic masterpiece that is receiving rants and raves for her ability to turn the page on her past with Danity Kane and take the necessary steps forward to gain her reign. It is evident that Dawn is cleverly seeking internal redemption of her identity as a solo song bird. Standout tracks such as “Black Crimes”, “Renegades”, “Tyrants, and “Sands”, are a flattering showcase of the magnitude of Dawn’s talent as she stands dead in the tracks or nonconformity and takes authority of her career.

The edge that draws listeners into Dawn’s luscious musical mixture of sin is the artistic beauty that she laces into her visuals that leaves listeners creating mental maps of her vision. Through her struggles, Dawn has manifested her desires with raw talent, sincerity and artistic ability far beyond the music. Dawn sets herself up for success and truly sets herself apart from the public persona of simply being another member of a ‘Making The Band’ group that haunts her individuality with remnants of superficiality. The Louisiana Queen is at the peak of her powers creating chart-topping hits left and right while taking creative control and putting up a musical fight for what she feels internally is right.

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“See the way I’m running, Don’t ask how I did it

See the way I play that game

You prolly say they fixed it

Prolly say fuck what they say

What the fuck I gotta prove

Bitch I don’t lose, No

Let me show how to move

Always on that brand new.”

Track – “How I Get It”

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