Dawn Richard is wildly underrated. This US singer from New Orleans started out as a member of Diddy-Dirty Money, before striking out with her own releases on her own label.
Goldenheart, released in January 2013, was a rich debut, and saw the singer creating a mixture of R&B, soul and downtempo similar to Kelela and Janelle Monáe. Blackheart followed last year, and the final album in her three-act concept series, Redemption, is due out in the coming months.
Before that though, Richard has given us ‘Honest’, a deep lagoon of desire and that brings the songs of Solange’s True EP to mind.
Honest appears on Infrared EP, out now on Our Dawn Entertainment.
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